New Age Spirituality, Carl Jung, Abraxas, and Baphomet

It is no exaggeration to say that the highly respected psychologist, Dr. Carl Jung, is the Father of Neo-Gnosticism and the New Age movement, which is why Dr. Jeffrey Satinover comments that, 

"One of the most powerful modern forms of Gnosticism is without question Jungian psychology, both within or without the Church". (Satinover, The Empty Self, p. 27)   

 This being the case and because of his great influence in propagating gnostic philosophy and morals in churches and synagogues,  

"...Jung deserves a closer look.  The moral relativism that released upon us the sexual revolution is rooted in an outlook of which (Jung) is the most brilliant contemporary expositor." Jung "blended psychological reductionism with gnostic spirituality to produce a modern variant of mystical, pagan polytheism in which the multiple ‘images of the instincts’ (his ‘archetypes’) are worshipped as gods." (Satinover, Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth, p. 238)   

 Though many Christians mistakenly embrace Carl Jung the truth is that he rejected Jesus Christ in favor of the gnostic god Abraxas. Like all Gnostic magicians ancient and modern, Jung sought to combine good with evil and male with female, thus for Jung it was regrettable that Christ in his goodness and maleness lacked a shadowy feminized side, and God the Father, who is the Light, lacked darkness. 

In his 1916 book, "The Seven Sermons to the Dead," the heavily demonized Jung, whose familiar spirit Philemon appeared to him as an old man with the horns of a bull and the wings of a fisher, called Abraxas a god higher than the Christian God  that combines all opposites into one Being. He said that Abraxas is a polymorphous world spirit, a coiled knot of winged serpents which permeates the very fabric of existence.  

 Two primary characteristics of ancient and modern pagan Gnostic ideology revolve around two ideas.  The first is that this world is a horrible mistake.  The world and our bodies are places of suffering and evil that should never have existed.  The second is that the Creator God of Scripture is the malevolent being responsible for both this evil world and our evil bodies while the winged serpent Satan is the enlightener and liberator of man. 

 Abraxas comes from ancient Egypt and Greece and is associated with the earliest beginnings of Gnosticism, which according to the Jewish Encyclopedia originated in ancient Chaldea with the Jews during their Babylonian exile.  It was then that certain Jews invented the mystical Babylonian Kabbalah which they modeled on the Babylonian Mystery Religion, the mother of all mystery religions throughout the history of the world.   According to modern occult Mason Albert Pike, 

"The Kabbalah is the key to the occult sciences; and the Gnostics were born of the Kabalists." (Morals and Dogma, p. 626) 

 The Gnostic Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit teaches that Abraxas is an Aeon dwelling with other Aeons of the Pleroma.   Pleroma generally refers to the totality of divine powers contained within and emanating (evolving) as energies from the Realm of Light (Ein Sof of the Kabbalah).   

 In  "The Dictionary of Mind and Spirit" (1991), we learn that for the second-century Alexandrian Gnostic Basilides, Abraxas was the Supreme Being or Realm of Light from which emanated the following energies: Mind, Understanding, Wisdom, Power and a whole succession of powers, principalities and Aeons.  Basilides believed there were 365 Aeons, all of them personifications of the energies emanating from the Supreme Being.  The first of these Aeons was Christ, or Nous.    

 According to ancient Gnostic texts, Abraxas is the astral serpent (Satan) on the tree who gives the illumination of both good and evil to Adam and Eve whose eyes were then opened. The powerful occult symbol, the Oroboros (snake biting its' tail), signifies Abraxas, the king worm who rules this world. Abraxas is the maker of good and evil rolled into one persona described by the  Gnostic Basilides as "the greatest God" (De vir. ill. 21), "the highest God" (Dial. adv. Lucif. 23), "the Almighty God" (Comm. in Amos iii. 9), and "the Lord the Creator" (Comm. in Nah. i. 11). 

In modern Gnostic accounts such as the popular movie "The Matrix," Abraxas is the Cosmic Mind, a mysterious Divine One Substance, an "immeasurable light which is pure, holy and immaculate." (Apocryphon of John)  On the other hand, the Holy Trinity is represented by the evil Machine Overlords.  (Wake up! Gnosticism and Buddhism in The Matrix, Frances Flannery-Daily and Rachel Wagner, Journal of Religion and Film) 

 Gnostic accounts generally demote the Holy Trinity to one of the lesser Aeons and portray Him as an evil, malformed, ignorant deity sometimes called Yaldabaoth who mistakenly believes he is the only god.  Although traditions vary, Yaldabaoth is said to have breathed the divine spark of his mother Sophia (another Aeon)  into the human being (Apoc. of John) resulting in the human dilemma: man is not fallen and in need of a Savior but rather a divine spark trapped by Yaldabaoth in an evil material body in a false world of matter. The astral Pleroma is his true home but he is in exile. 

Rather than Yaldabaoth, modern Gnostic Transhumanists  such as Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom, one of the founders of the World Transhumanist Association together with like-minded physicists suggest that the Holy Trinity is an evil alien supercomputer. In this account, the world we live in is a computer simulation in the minds of Robotic Overlords who are using humanity as playthings.  This is the "scientific" theory put forward by Bostrom and a number of physicists whose Gnostic account of the evil alien supercomputer is reminiscent of entities depicted in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey: 

 "It is perhaps a ripe coincidence, that the Coptic word for simulation found in Gnostic texts is hal, recalling HAL the rebellious computer in Kubrick's 2001." (3) 

 In Bostroms account, the Holy Trinity is the expression of an ego-driven consciousness, the evil Lord Archon –  a counterfeit spirit (Apoc. John III, 36:17) who has entrapped humanity through deceit and parasitism in a simulated world of matter to prevent human beings from remembering that they are divine spirits whose real home is the Gnostic Pleroma. 

 Celebrated by the Satanic Temple as well as by Masons and Wiccans, the devilish goat-headed Baphomet, known as the phallic god Pan, the ancient hermaphrodite god of nature, is another representation of the Gnostic Abraxas. As Pan, the goat-headed deity is the first principle or essence of nature while in astrology, 

 "...Pan...is also equated with Satan and life...in its base aspects." (J.E. Cirlot, A Dictionary of Symbols, 1971) 

 In a Presentation at Norwood Lodge No. 90 in 1991, Master Mason Eugene Plawiuk revealed the Chaldean pedigree of Baphomet and its close connection to astrology's elemental spirits in 'Liber Capricornus: the Symbolism of the Goat.' Plawiuk explains that the goat is known to all of us through, 

 "....the ancient science of Astrology first developed by the Chaldeans, or as they are commonly known; Babylonians. The Goat symbolizes male fertility (and is represented by) the astrological sign of Capricorn...In fact the...Babylonians who gave us this symbol of Capricorn and the science of Astrology were the first Temple Builders, and the goat for them symbolized the essence of the Temple or Lodge...According to a research monograph on the Dionysian Artificers and Early Masonry edited by Manly P. Hall, the symbolism of the goat relates to the prechristian God Pan, Dionysius. The Goat-God was accepted by the later Greek Mystery Schools as the symbol of the Temple Builders." (Presentation at Norwood Lodge No. 90, A.F. &A.M.G.R.A., Sept. 3, 1991, Masonic World) 

 Today's New Age or what Dr. Peter Jones describes as neo-Gnostic pagan spirituality relies heavily on spirit revelations channeled through Helena Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, Neale Donald Walsh, and many other contemporary mediums (including Carl Jung) some of them occupyingpositions at the UN.  The Lord however, strongly condemns all forms of Spiritism: 

"anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord."   Deuteronomy 18: 10-12

Satan is the great deceiver (Rev. 12:9). He uses his servants of deception to manipulate, confuse, and mislead (Ephesians 4:14), and one of his most important servants, the evangelical apostate Alice Bailey (1880-1949) is a major architect of today's rapidly spreading, morally relative, transgender embracing serpent-powered neo-Gnostic New Age movement, a spiritual juggernaut effecting a counter-conversion of consciousness that closes the soul to Jesus Christ while opening it to powers of darkness. 

According to Bailey's contemporary apostles, a master 'Plan' telepathically revealed to Bailey for the coming New Age millennium can be traced back to the fall of Lucifer and his angels from heaven. Bailey's demon-master, the Tibetan, described the revolt of the angels against the Holy God as part of the "divine plan of evolution," by which angels,  

"descended from their sinless and free state of existence in order to develop full divine awareness on earth." (Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 224) 

In this total reversal and inversion of the Revealed Word of God, the Fall of man was really an evolutionary ascent to liberating knowledge by which man's eyes were opened to good (Satan) and evil (the Holy God). Thus Helena Blavatsky, another important servant of Satan and architect of New Age spirituality concluded that it is but natural to view Satan, the Centrifugal Energy of the Universe, 

"... the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it was he who was the 'Harbinger of Light,' bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah...Indeed, (mankind) was taught wisdom and the hidden knowledge by the 'Fallen Angel." (ibid, pp. 224-225) 

 As man's benefactor, Lucifer continues to assist man's evolution. In the words of the apostate evangelical, now New Age theologian David Spangler, a disciple of both Blavatsky and Bailey, Lucifer is 'the angel of man's evolution' and all who seek entry to the NWO must submit to the Luciferian initiation. 

 Satan's servants are out in the open today. They have successfully initiated a devastating assault upon the whole body of the Christian church and by extension, upon Western and American society in ways that to previous generations would have seemed unthinkable. 

 Therefore, "Put you on the armor of God that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil." Ephesians 6:11   and remember that ""Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." (1 John 4:4) 

@Linda Kimball

 

Semjaza, Azazel, Androgyny & America's Apostasy into Pagan Spirituality & Sexuality

"Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father."  1 Kings 11:33

"ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god which ye made to yourselves."  (Amos 5:26-27) "ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them." ( Acts 7:42-43)
 
Chiun in Amos answers to Remphan in Acts; and this god in turn is but another phase of Moloch or Saturn, the "star god," A star was put on the head of the images of the idol representing Saturn; hence "images" answer to "star" in parallelism while  Remphan and Chiun answer to the Phoenician goddess Astarte or Ashtoreth (1), as well as to Moloch, Cybele, Pan and Cernunnos, the horned god of Celtic polytheism and in India to Parvati and Siva, the androgynous destroyer of worlds. 

The Return of Ashtar and Semjaza 
 
World-renowned UFOlogist and archaeologist Dr. Clifford Wilson is but one of many researchers who have pointed out how an entity calling itself "Ashtar" keeps popping up in UFO accounts.   Apart from Semjase (Samlazaz, Semjaza), who has been posing as a modern space-brother, Ashtar keeps appearing in UFO literature as well as ancient texts.  John Keel, one of the world's most published and highly respected UFOlogists also noted this.   Highlighting the element of deception he wrote:
 
"Thousands of mediums, psychics, and UFO contactees have been receiving mountains of messages from "Ashtar" in recent years.... Ashtar is not a new arrival.    Variations of this name, such as Astaroth, Ashar, Asharoth, etc. appear in demonological literature throughout history, both in the Orient and Occident.   Mr. Ashtar had been around a very long time, posing as assorted gods and demons and now, in the modern phase, as another glorious spaceman."  (Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, Gary Bates, p. 290)
 
Astoreth (Inanna, Ashtar, Ishtar of the Accadians, Semiramis, Milcom, Cybele, Astarte of the Greeks, Isis, Demeter, Aphrodite; 1 Kings 11:5, 33; 2 Kings 23:13) was the androgynous consort of Anu, the supreme sky god.  
 
According to Dr. Peter Jones, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and Executive Director of truthxchange, androgynous (transgender/bi-sexual) priests were associated with the worship of the goddess Istar from the Sumerian age (1800 BC). Their condition was due to their,

“...devotion to Istar who herself had ‘transformed their masculinity into femininity.'”  (Androgyny: The Pagan Sexual Ideal, Dr. Jones, truthxchange)

The androgynous Ishtar required androgynous priests to function as "her" temple priests (shaman)  who engendered demonic abhorrence in others:
 
"…the fearful respect they provoked is to be sought in their otherness, their position between myth and reality, and their divine-demonic ability to transgress boundaries.”
 
The Baal-Astarte (Astoreth) nature religions of ancient Canaan appear to maintain a similar view of spirituality and obscene sexuality. The goddess Anat (Astarte) preserves many of the characteristics of Istar. Like the Syrian goddess Cybele, Anat is headstrong and submits to no one. She/he is androgynous, being both young and nubile but also a bearded soldier:
 
"She thus symbolizes the mystical union, which was celebrated by her worshipers as a ritual enactment of the hieros gamos [sacred spiritual marriage]. The Old Testament gives some indication that Canaanite religion included homosexual androgyny, against which Israel was constantly put on guard." (Jones)
 
Beginning with the Babylonian mystery religion in the post-flood world, as with all mystery religions and occult secret societies around the world, the highest stage of enlightenment/illumination is achieved through the internalization,

 "... of duality and the equilibrium between opposing forces –  good and evil, active and passive. male and female. This concept is symbolically represented by the horned, hermaphrodite god Baphomet."  It is also represented in "alchemical symbolism with Alchemical Androgynes such as Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner." (The Agenda Behind Bruce Jenner's Transformation, Vigilant Citizen)

Conjunctio, the unification of all the opposites within oneself means the asexual shaman is beyond gender difference residing in the bliss of abiding love:

"The Siberian shamans...and the shamans of Central Asia engage in ecstatic rituals and dress as androgynes. Among the Ngadju Dyak, a pagan people-group...of southern Borneo, the basir, “asexual priest-shamans…true hermaphrodites, dressing and behaving like women,” have a priestly function.” This behavior also characterizes Amazonian shamans, Celtic priests [ancient and modern], and Indian hijras. The hijras, who go back into the mists of Hinduism, are a religious community of men who “dress and act like women and whose cul-ture centers on the worship of Bahuchara Mata, one of the many versions of the Mother Goddess worshipped throughout India.” In another form of Hindu spirituality, Tantric Yoga, androgyny is also the goal, where the two contrary principles of Shiva and Shakti are joined....The yogin, through powerful techniques of sexual-spiritual meditation, is thus transformed “into a kind of ‘androgyne.” In Buddhism also the true human, the archetype, called a bodhiasattva, is androgynous. These yogic practices and mystical teachings concerning androgyny are doubtless as old as the Mesopotamian and Syrian examples discussed above."  (Jones)

Who are Semjaza (Shemihazah) and Azazel (Asa’el )?

According to Dr. Michael Heiser, ANE Scholar, Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Liberty University,

"Azazel is the name of a demon in the Dead Sea Scrolls and other ancient Jewish books. In fact, one scroll (4Q 180, 1:8) Azazel is the leader of the angels that sinned in Genesis 6:1-4. The same description appears in the book of 1 Enoch 8:1; 9:6; 10:4–8; 13:1; 54:5–6; 55:4; 69:2)  

Andrei A. Orlov is a specialist in Jewish apocalypticism and mysticism, Second Temple Judaism, and Old Testament pseudepigrapha. Within the field of Second Temple Jewish apocalyptic literature, Orlov is considered among the leading experts in the field of Slavonic texts related to Jewish mysticism and Enochic traditions.  With respect to Azazel (Asa'el) Orlov argues that the fallen angel was not just a leader of the fallen angels but "the" leader.  In this view it was Asae'l who instigated the rebellion of the Watchers against the Lord, revealed heavenly secrets and impregnated the daughters of men, thereby siring giants.  According to a fragmentary text from the Book of Giants found at Qumran (4Q203) the punishment for all the sins of the fallen angels is placed on Azazel.

 Dr. Heiser identifies the Watchers as serpentine Seraphim,

"There are "good" serpentine beings (seraphim) who guard God's throne (so Isaiah 6's seraphim), and there are fallen, wicked serpentine beings (seraphim) who rebelled against the Most High at various times, and who became the pagan gods of the other nations."   (Michael Heiser, "Serpentine/Reptillian Divine Beings in the Hebrew Bible: A Preliminary Investigation," cited by Bryan Godawa, "Enoch Primordial," p. 363)

 Gary Bates also turns to the Book of Enoch for answers.  Not only does the Book of Jude 14-15 refer to the book of Enoch but is an exact rendering of Enoch, chapter 1:9.   Moreover, Enoch 6-7 identifies Semjaza as the ringleader of the 200 Watchers who descended Mount Hermon in the pre-flood world:

"Come, let us choose wives from among the children of men and beget us children."  And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: "I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin."  And they all answered him and said: "Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations upon it.  And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon....And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz (Shemihazah)... Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, Asael (Azazel), Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaqlel, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel."  (Alien Intrusion, Bates, p. 398)

The Watchers taught men enchantments, sorcery, transformism (change or evolution of one kind into another kind), astrology, science of constellations, signs, the smitings of spirits and demons, and the smitings of the embryo in the womb, that it may pass away.  They also taught men how  to make weapons of war.  
 
In the Biblical epic fantasy "Enoch Primordial," Biblical scholar and ANE researcher Bryan Godawa tells the story of the Fall of the Watchers and the rise of the Nephilim generations before the Flood.   After descending Mount Hermon the two leaders of the fallen Watchers, Semjaza and Azazel choose to become the gods Anu and Inanna, the horned androgynous goddess of war and obscene sexuality whose worship was marked by temple prostitution, transgenderism, bi-sexuality, sexual mysticism, ecstatic pleasure and bloody sadistic pain and human sacrifice.  

 As Ishtar, the male angel Azazel was the "wife" of Tammuz who was also her son :
 
"And He said to me, "Yet you will see still greater abominations which they are committing." Then He brought me to the entrance of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and behold, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz. He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Yet you will see still greater abominations than these."   Ezekiel 8:13-15

Speaking of Semiramis (Ishtar) and her "son" Tammuz, noted English archeologist and antiquarian Alexander Hislop said:

"The Babylonians....supremely worshipped a goddess mother and son (Semiramis and Tammuz). From Babylon, this worship of the mother and child spread to the ends of the earth.  In Egypt, (they were worshipped) under the names of Isiis and Osiris.  In India, even to this day, as Isi (or Parvati) and Ishwara (the Indian God Ishwara is represented as an infant at the breast of his own wife, Isi, or Parvati)....the Hindu mythology is admitted to be essentially Babylonian." (The Two Babylons, Hislop, 1916, pp. 20, 78, 96)

The mystery religion of Babylon is the taproot of all mystery religions, occult psycho-spiritual techniques (3), occult secret societies (such as the Masons), secret initiations, and secret knowledge (gnosis/illumination).  It promises the keys to the tree of life (immortality) as well as divinity.   India has been the vineyard where the Babylonian mystery religion took root unhindered and fermented over the centuries into a refined wine. (2)   Its' exalted priesthood has been identified across space and time with androgyny, indicating beyond a doubt, the enormous priority paganism has given, and continues to give in our own time "to the undermining of God-ordained monogamous heterosexuality, and the enthusiastic promotion of androgyny in its varied forms."  (Jones)

The "Death" of the Triune God

C.S. Lewis observed in The Abolition of Man (1947) that Cosmic (Eastern-oriented mystical pantheism) and Secular Humanism (pagan materialism) appeared in Western history in the heart of Christendom during the Renaissance. The Renaissance reawakened a magic view of the world closely connected with pagan Gnostic sectarianism, Eastern pantheism as well as the science of magic, spiritism, and the mysteries. Along with Eastern pantheism came spiritual evolution, reincarnation, karma and occultism, which means that evolutionary conceptions existed long before Darwin.

Early on Lewis understood that Cosmic and Secular Humanism were merely two sides of the same revival of pagan monism. Thus he argued, Cosmic and Secular Humanism are not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies united against the transcendent Creator, His created order, miracles, Heaven, Hell, the Fall, the Gospel of Christ, and Christian-based civilization.

Brooks Alexander also identifies both Cosmic and Secular Humanism as the two sides of pagan monism. And because they are from the same root they tend to cross-pollinate and:

"mingle, producing a brood of offspring that exhibits the genetic heritage of its parents in a confused and confusing array. Soon it becomes impossible to say whether a given movement, trend or school of thought is a secular impulse that has absorbed Eastern/occult values, or an Eastern/occult teaching that has dressed itself in secular language." (The Rise of Cosmic Humanism: What is Religion?" Brooks Alexander, SCP Journal, 1981-82, p. 2)

When during the Sixties, theologians triumphantly declared the “death of God,” they fostered a rejection of the theism of the Judeo-Christian scriptures, as well as an abandonment of biblical sexuality. Theologian David Miller declared in 1974:

"…the announcement of the death of God was the obituary of a useless single-minded and one-dimensional norm of a civilization that has been predominantly monotheistic, not only in its religion, but also in its politics, its history, its social order, its ethics, and its psychology. When released from the tyrannical imperialism of monotheism by the death of God, man has the opportunity of discovering new dimensions hidden in the depths of reality’s history."  (Androgyny: The Pagan Sexual Ideal, Dr. Peter Jones, truthxchange)
 
Today we see that apostasy from the Holy Triune God and by extension from "In the beginning God created" in favor of anti-creation evolutionary cosmogonies (4) and "He created them male and female" (Gen. 5:2) in favor of LGBTQ is pagan and demonic to the core, and has produced in one generation, in post-Christian America a return to Babylonian nature worship seamlessly merged with Eastern mystery religion and occult pantheism:

"...we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."  Ephesians 6:12, ESV
 
Revelation reports that at some point the whole world becomes drunk on the wine of Babylon, its' imbibers convinced of their own deity. Toward this end, the Watchers---posing as Transcended Masters, Space Brothers, the Council of Nine, goddesses and spirit guides---teach evolutionary cosmogonies (4) issuing in a man-centered cosmos consisting of an evolving panentheist or pantheist-christ spirit permeating and making sacred everything animate and inanimate.  This sacred evolving christ-force or universal energy is the one monistic reality which comprises both the center and circumference of the universe symbolized by the circle, a snake biting its own tail.  The point of monism (oneness, collectivism) is that since everything is "one" there can be no "twos" such as man and woman and man and God but rather one-integrated being, in other words, a transgender/androgynous god-man. In this view, "Caitlyn" is the androgynous ideal we should strive for individually and Sodom and Gomorrah collectively.  Toward this infernal end the Watchers have made great strides.  Their success is very clearly seen in a fast-moving infernal river of pollution in the form of moral relativism, pornography, abortion, pederasty, pedophilia, sodomy, androgyny, and the same pagan spirituality and obscene androgynous sexuality that has always characterized occult paganism.  Leading the attack of the pollution brigade are apostate theologians, many intellectuals,  President Obama, the State Department and a broad spectrum of U.S. agencies enlisted in the global battle for LGBTQ rights:

"The Departments of State, the Treasury, Defense, Justice, Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Export Import Bank, the United States Trade Representative, and such other agencies as the President may designate."  (U.S. State Department to Force Gay Agenda on Foreign Nations, MassResistance) (5)

In the diminishing presence of faithful orthodox Christians and Jews, America for the most part is eagerly abandoning our Lord in favor of pagan spirituality, occultism, and the pan-sexuality of the androgynous goddess of a thousand names: Azazel.  (1 Kings 11:33) All of this leads Peter Jones to ask:
 
"Might we be on the verge of witnessing the construction of an eschatological Sodom and Gomorrah, as the title of a recent pro-gay book, Reclaiming Sodom, suggests?"

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Heb. 10:31).  If He spared not the angels that sinned, but delivered them, drawn down by infernal ropes to the lower hell unto torments (2 Pet. 2:4), then He shall say to the men and women of Sodom and Gomorrah and to all other workers of iniquity (Luke 13:27), depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels. (Mat. 25:41) 

@Linda Kimball 

 

1. Bible History On-Line

2. The Great Lie, Tal Brooke; SCP Journal, Vol. 29:2-29:3, 2005 

3. Demonic Darkness: America's Invisible Wave of Evil, L. Kimball

4. "Hostage to the Devil: the Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans," Malachi Martin, p. 395

5. http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen2/12a/obama_memo_120611/index.html

Evolution: Anti-Creation Religion of Secular Atheists & Powerful Occult Pantheists

John 1:10 tells us that everything seen and unseen was created ex nihilo by the spoken Word of the Son of God. Jesus Christ is therefore God just as the Father and Holy Spirit are God, thus the Word of the Genesis account is Jesus Christ of the New Testament.  Jesus Christ is the Word.   His Word is Truth even as He Himself is Truth, the same today as yesterday and for always.

 

In the classic work "Earth's Earliest Ages" (1876), G.H. Pember, an English theologian, records that  men of the 19th century are returning to ancient wisdom traditions and thought is "sustaining its flight upon the wings of ancient lore."   Almost every characteristic of antiquity is returning:

"Open intercourse with demons is being renewed on a vast scale in the very heart of Christendom....numerous circles are carrying on magical practices (and the) ancient Mysteries (are being restored together with) mesmeric healings....astrology....and other practices....And, impossible as it would have seemed a few years ago, all these 'superstitions' are floating back....upon the tide of 'modern thought."   They come no longer veiled in mystery, "but in accordance with the spirit of the age, present themselves as the fruit of science...progress....and evolutionary philosophy."   (Earth's Earliest Ages, G.H. Pember, pp. 243, 245)

Today evolutionary philosophy and the ancient wisdom traditions undergirding it are promoted by modern practitioners as more than mere science. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular humanist religion, a "full-fledged alternative to Christianity" with meaning and morality, said Michael Ruse,

" I am an ardent evolutionist and an ex-Christian, but I must admit that in this one complaint—and Mr [sic] Gish is but one of many to make it—the literalists are absolutely right. Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today.… Evolution therefore came into being as a kind of secular ideology, an explicit substitute for Christianity."   Michael Ruse
 
Michael Ruse was professor of philosophy and zoology at the University of Guelph, Canada. He was the leading anti-creationist philosopher whose flawed arguments  convinced a biased judge to rule against the Arkansas ‘balanced treatment’ of creation and evolution in schools bill proposed in 1981. At the trial, he and other anti-creationists loftily dismissed the claim that evolution was an anti-god religion.  (creation.com)
 
As Ruse confessed though, evolution is an anti-creation religion, a "full-fledged alternative to Christianity."  It is promulgated by contemporary Western heirs of a rebellion against our Heavenly Father that emerged out of the Renaissance giving birth to an occult intelligentsia, open intercourse with spirits, astral plane travels, and Illuminism.  The mother of Illuminism is Babylon's Mystery Religion which teaches that man,
 
"...can evolve, through initiatory steps, into a god state himself." (New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies," William Still, p. 27)  

The goal of Illuminism is the transformation of human initiates into supermen  (god-men) who in turn will impose a worldwide totalitarian pagan and occult pantheist state.  During the 20th century Illuminism took the form of scientific socialism and scientific communism.  Today it is 'green' Technocracy, a scientific dictatorship calling for the radical transformation of traditional Western economics, government, law, energy, Christianity, and humanity which is why it maliciously fosters the atheism, amorality, envy, chaos, blood-letting and revolution necessary for undermining and overthrowing already existing governments.  (Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation, Patrick M. Wood) 

Scientifically Demonstrable Revelations

In the heart of Christendom at the time of the Renaissance the "alternative" originally took the form of occult pantheist humanism bespeaking evolution of divine spark or spirit to higher and higher states of god-consciousness.  Later on another form arose: evolutionary secular materialist  humanism.  While the former was blatantly occult and spiritually pantheist, the latter was essentially a de-spiritualized pagan materialism---a magical version of the former falsely presenting itself as demonstrable empirical science to masses of hopeless people.  Bereft of assurances of immortality after so great an attack on biblical revelation masses of hopeless people were "begging for a revelation which was scientifically demonstrable."  James Webb

One such 'scientific' revelation was provided by Karl Marx.  Marxs' secular-atheist dialectical-materialism (evolutionism) cannot be understood apart from the inventor of the dialectic system, master-magician G.W.F. Hegel. Hegel was an important member of the occult intelligentsia. He closely studied ancient and modern wisdom traditions including ancient Egyptian Hermetic magic and Babylonian Kabala as well as mesmerism, psychic phenomena, dowsing, precognition, and sorcery. He professed belief in a pantheistic Earth Spirit, and informally aligned himself with Hermetic societies, anti-Christian God Freemasons, and the pantheist-Rosicrucian's. (Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition, Glenn Alexander Magee, 2001)

Enrico Ferri (1856-1926) provides another scientifically demonstrable "revelation.  Ferri was a prominent socialist of his day and an Italian criminologist who for many years was the editor of Avanti, a socialist daily.  In "Socialism and Religious Beliefs"  Ferri confesses that in his scientific "revelation" divine miracle-producing 'knowing' energies animate ideological systems,

 "....modern positive science...has substituted the conception of natural causality for the conception of miracles and divinity....I add that not only is Darwinism not contrary to socialism, but that it forms one of its fundamental scientific premises. As Virchow justly remarked, socialism is nothing else than the logical and vital outcome partly of Darwinism and partly of Spencerian evolution." (Marxists.org)

In another example of a scientifically demonstrable "revelation," Gustav Wetter expounds on the magical 'mental' and 'divine' properties animating and informing nonliving matter and dialectic:

"...matter itself continually attains to higher perfection under its own power, thanks to indwelling dialectic...the dialectical materialists attribution of 'dialectic' to matter confers on it, not mental attributes only, but even divine ones." (Dialectical Materialism, Gustav A. Wetter, 1977, p. 58)

  Occult Scientism Undergirds Scientific "Revelations"

 In his book, The Abolition of Man (1947), C.S. Lewis observed that the Renaissance had reawakened a magical view of man and the world closely connected with ancient occult sciences and pantheist wisdom traditions.  Along with these arcane nature systems came conceptions of biological and spiritual transformism of one kind of lower thing to another kind of higher thing (i.e. chemicals to life, pond scum to fish; apes to man; man to god), reincarnation, karma and for secular materialists there eventually came philosophically materialist Darwinism, natural selection (a mystical choice-making energy) and determinism (mystical fatalism).

Early on Lewis understood that these two types of pagan and pantheist humanism were merely two sides of the same revival of nature worship. Thus he argued, occult pantheist and materialist humanism are not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies of naturalism united against the personal God in three Persons who created ex nihilo, His Authoritative Revelation to mankind, Original Sin, man as His spiritual image-bearer, moral law, immutable truth, Christian theism, and Christian-based civilization.
 
Catholic philosopher and historian Thomas Molnar (1910-2010) reveals two recurring common themes uniting both schools of thought in his book "Utopia: The Perennial Heresy." The two themes of both schools of thought are monism (naturalism, meaning only nature or cosmos exists) and evolutionary conceptions. At the root of these two themes there is:
 
"...defiance of God, pride unlimited, a yearning for enormous power and the assumption of divine attributes with a view to manipulating and shaping mankind's fate." (p. 227)
 
In other words, in order for modern super men to scientifically engineer a perfected new world order populated by a perfected New Man, two actions must first take place:  the speculative murder of the living Holy Triune God and the sealing off of the way to Heaven.    
 
John Taylor Gatto, former New York State and New York City Teacher of the Year, also tracked the rise of this destructive modern occult pagan intelligentsia together with the potent "interconnected shadow-government" they have created to radically reshape the Western and American consciousness.  In his book, "The Underground History of American Education"  Gatto points to the Fabian socialist utopians as one of the most powerfully effective revolutionary 'change-making' organizations and notes that,
 
"...it would not be too far out of line to call the twentieth century the Fabian century." (Gatto, p. 178)
 
What 'scientific' secular-atheists aspired to be in completely reordering Christian-based Western society and the souls of men according to scientific evolutionary principles, 20th century Fabians actually were.  Much if not most of the madness, chaos and all else that has gone so horribly wrong here in America is attributable to the Fabians.
 
The first Fabians had almost all been lapsed Anglicans from Evangelical homes who became dignitaries in the Church of England:
 
"There was a Christian fringe to the London socialism of the eighties, but this too was Anglican. The Christian Socialists came together in Stewart Headlam's Guild of St. Matthew and the Land Reform Union; and the more respectable Christian Social Union, formed in 1889 -- seeking in Fabian style to permeate the Anglican Church -- soon attracted more than two thousand clerical members. Dissenting clergymen too began to find a place in the Fabian Society and the London Progressives, while Unitarian churches and centres like Stanton Coit's Ethical Church provided a meeting place for believers and idealist agnostics . . . Socialism was for all of them, the new Evangelism." (Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie, The Fabians, Simon & Schuster, 1977, p. 18)

The failure of many Anglican hierarchy to repudiate apostatizing higher Biblical critics and radical freethinkers scandalized faithful, orthodox Evangelicals, whose outraged response was considered reactionary by the scholarly community. In 1861, Benjamin Jowett and six liberal Churchmen published a volume entitled Essays and Reviews, in which they expressed alarm lest "the majority of Churchmen, by holding fast the narrow, fundamental beliefs" in the Genesis account for example,

"...should estrange themselves more and more from contemporary thought."  (The Founders of Psychical Research, Alan Gauld, p. 49)

Jowett himself held that, "Scripture must be interpreted like any other book and some of the essayists were even more radical in their tone."

The portents of apostasy in the Church of England were ominous:

"It seemed to conservative Christians quite appalling that at a time when the impregnable rock of Holy Scripture was being undermined by Darwin and his allies, a group of those whose sacred duty should have been to shore it up again had conspired to hammer their wedges not under it but into it." (Gauld, p. 50)

Gauld records the rapid decline in spiritual aspirations among younger Cambridge men:

"Scepticism based on science flowed into and reinforced the older stream of doubt stemming from historical and ethical considerations. Their joint effect may be traced in the fact that whilst the outstanding Cambridge men of the 1840's -- B. F. Westcott, C. B. Scott, J. Llewellyn Davies, J.E.B. Mayer, Lord Alwyne Compton, E.H, Bickersteth, C. F. Mackenzie, Charles Evans, J. B. Lightfoot, E. W. Benson and F.J.A. Hort -- all took Orders (three of them becoming great clerical headmasters and six bishops), the outstanding Cambridge intellectuals of the 1870's -- the Trinity group centring on Henry Sidgwick and Henry Jackson and including Frederic Myers, G. W. and A. J. Balfour, Walter Leaf, Edmund Gurney, Arthur Verrall, F. W. Maitland, Henry Butcher and George Prothero -- tended towards agnosticism or hesitant Deism."  (Gauld, p. 64)

In this same period a group of young dons from Trinity College, Cambridge, were also turning to psychic research as a substitute for their lost God-created souls and Evangelical faith:

" In February 1882, Podmore took Pease to a meeting at which this group founded the Society for Psychical Research . . . Among those who founded the SPR were Henry Sidgwick, Arthur Balfour -- later a conservative Prime Minister -- and his brother, Gerald."  (The Fabians, p. 18)

 The progenitor of the socialist Fabian Society was the Cambridge University spiritist group, the Ghost Society founded in 1851. The Ghost Society also spawned the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) founded in 1887:
 
"Council Members and Honorary Members of the SPR included a past Prime Minister (William Gladstone)...and a future Prime Minister (Arthur Balfour)...2 bishops; and Tennyson and Ruskin, two of the outstanding literary figures of the day (as well as) Lewis Carroll (and) a surprising number of titled persons." (Gauld, p. 140)

 Having conceptually murdered the God of Revelation, disowned their own souls, and closed the way to Heaven Fabians sought power here below, thus the over-riding interest of the S.P.R. was the spirit realm. In search of power they conducted scientific research into phenomena such as mesmeric trance, telepathy, clairvoyance, apparitions, haunted houses, seances, and all aspects of mediumism, or contact with spirits, to determine the scientific laws of physical spiritualistic phenomena.
 
 By the early 20th century, the materialist Sigmund Freud and heavily demonized Gnostic occultist Carl Jung were SPR Corresponding Members. Both men contributed to the S.P.R. Journal of Proceedings.
 
In an expose of Jung's occult tendencies Richard Noll writes:
 
"With the founding of the Society for Psychical Research in England in 1882, and the copious publications of its investigators, new models of the unconscious mind emerged. The most respected model was that of the 'subliminal self' by Frederick Myers (1843-1901), the 'mytho-poetic' (myth-making) function of which resembles Jung's later conception of a collective unconscious. Jung read widely in the literature of psychical research in medical school and his 1902 dissertation cites the work of Myers and others in this school." (Noll, The Jung Cult, 1994, pp. 31-2)
 
Above all else, revolutionary/evolutionary socialist organizations such as the Fabians were counter-establishment, anti-tradition, sexual liberationists consisting of committed Darwinian Gnostic elitists who were intolerant of the Holy God in three Persons, man as His spiritual image bearer, and every vestige of authority such as immutable Truth, Moral Law, sexual ethics, the traditional family, free market systems, individual liberties, and cumbersome processes of Americas' Constitutional Republic and  wanted to see a new order ruled by a superior caste.
 
Fabianism took its name from Roman general Fabius Cunctator who finally defeated Hannibal by methodically chipping away at his patience and will to win, an idea adopted by  Marxist theoretician Antonio Gramsci who called for a long, slow, stealthy march through Western and American mind and culture-shaping institutions.   In this way, Christian foundations would be destroyed, minds captured, souls re-engineered and institutions re-ordered.
 
Gatto writes that for Fabianists, Darwin was the 'weird holy man' they adored,
 
"...the man who gave them a theory inspirationally equal to god-theory, around which a new organization of society could be justified." (p. 180)
 
Darwinism is inherently racist because it rejects creation ex nihilo, by extension it also rejects monogenism (all humans descended from Adam and Eve) in favour of polygenism (multiple origins of human races). Thus, to realize the tremendous task that racialist Fabians assigned themselves in scientifically engineering a new order and a New Man said Gatto, we need to reflect on Darwin's shattering books,,
 
'The Origin of Species' (1859) and 'The Descent of Man' (1871), each arguing in its own way that....children are (the evolved product of) their race of origin, some 'favored'...some not" (Gatto, p. 179)
 
Together, Darwin's books issued a license to America's ruling caste to justify racism, moral relativism, the imposition of evolutionary teaching, forced schooling, perverse sex education, population control schemes, and much more, all destructive of America's traditional Christian-based Republic.  Gatto writes that from an evolutionary standpoint, our government controlled schools,
 
"...are the indoctrination phase of a gigantic breeding experiment...Many (children are genetically) a racial menace (while) the rest...thought of as soldiers in genetic combat, the moral equivalent of war....For governments, children could no longer be considered individuals but were regarded as categories, rungs on a biological ladder.  Evolutionary science pronounced the majority useless mouths waiting for nature to dispense with entirely." (Gatto, p. 179)
 
Whereas Christian salvation was formerly held to be a matter between Jesus Christ the Word Incarnate and the individual  and the aim of Christian-based Europe and America had for centuries been fixed on the work of winning liberties for the individual against the oppressive State, the Age of Darwin brought an end to all of this.  By the turn of the century the Fabian program based in "scientifically demonstrable" revelations from the spirit realm and racialist Darwinism was spreading quickly through the best colleges and universities capturing the minds of America's best and brightest issuing in the view that rights, wealth, and privileges are the preserve of the superior caste in control of an omniscient mystical god-State together with salvation as a pantheist conception based in ideas of collectivity.

Secular historians of the nineteenth century agree that the dominant figures in the occult spiritist/socialist movements were mainly lapsed Evangelicals and Anglican clergymen preceded by Renaissance rebels against God.  The onslaught of skepticism, atheism, agnosticism, higher Biblical criticism and dehistorization of the Genesis account together with moral relativism, Darwinism and occult New Age spirituality assaulting the tattered foundations of our Republic were inspired by Protestant/Evangelical heresy together with an unhealthy interest in spiritism. Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie explain this strange anomaly:
 
"The lesson instilled by Evangelical parents had been given a secular form. Evolution or what (Sidney) Webb called Zeitgeist, had taken the place of Providence, yet what Webb described as 'blind social forces...which went on inexorably working out social salvation' did not relieve men of their moral responsibility. Victorian religion had taught that a belief in God's purposes must be accompanied by an effort to discern and advance them. Socialists who substituted a secular religion for the faith of their youth felt the same compulsion." (Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie, The Fabians, 1977, p. 115-116)
 
Todays' Green Dragon

By the mid 1880's the Green Dragon---the spirit of madness, heresy, apostasy, moral relativism, occult magic, spiritism, nature worship and evolutionary thinking working within lapsed Evangelicals was already creeping into the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church.  Today Christendom is dead and the spirit of green-pagan madness is bringing our Republic to ruin while steadily injecting its' abominations into the whole body of the sleeping American Church. Aided and abetted by falsifiers of the Revealed Word who have "penetrated the Church" with a mist of lies resulting in narcissistic self-affirmation, emotional ecstasy, moral relativism, acceptance of evolutionary philosophy and other ancient wisdom traditions along with liberation from sin and hell,

"....Western civilization is daily committing suicide, by aborting itself, ignoring the law of God, and binding itself in Green chains.  What of professing Christians?  It is not clear many believe, as they still did at the American Revolution, that 'the truths of the gospel are the most pure, its motives are the most noble and animating, and its comforts the most supporting to the mind.' Our culture is arguably as enslaved as were the ancient people chained by Gaia and Python. " (Resisting the Green Dragon, James Wanliss, p. 267)

Only Christ can bring liberation.  The Church needs to recover the Biblical persuasion,

".... that the Christian is a pilgrim on the road to a heavenly city, that the social structures of the earthly city do not represent the coming of God's kingdom, and the vision of a society should be to direct man to what is transcendent." (ibid)

@Linda Kimball
 

Rise of the Global Scientific Dictatorship (Nimrods' New Tower)

In an impeccably researched essay, "Ascendancy of a Financial Criminal Elite," Prof. James Petras details the rise of a power elite which he describes as the super wealthy of America and Europe: 

"Never in the history of the United States have we witnessed crimes committed on the scale and scope of the present day by both private and state elites.....the super-wealthy and their families have as much as $32 trillion (USD) of hidden assets in offshore tax havens, representing up to $280 billion in lost income tax revenue! This study excluded such non-financial assets as real estate, precious metals, jewels, yachts, race horses, luxury vehicles and so on. Of the $32 trillion in hidden assets, $23 trillion is held by the super-rich of North America and Europe ."

 The super wealthy mainly consist of an amoral elite consortium of global technocratic corporatists and bankers:
 
"England's leading banks, including Barclay's and a host of others, have been identified as having rigged the LIBOR, or inter-bank lending rate, for years in order to maximize profits. The Bank of New York, JP Morgan, HSBC, Wachovia and Citibank are among scores of banks, which have been charged with laundering drug money and other illicit funds according to investigations from the US Senate Banking Committees. Multi-national corporations receive federal bailout funds and tax exemptions and then, in violation of publicized agreements with the government, relocate plants and jobs in Asia and Mexico ."  (Ascendancy of A Criminal Financial Elite, Global Research)

 In affirmation of  Petras well-researched conclusions, Karen Hudes, a former insider at the World Bank  reports that a treacherous global financial system dominated by a small group of corrupt, power-hungry figures centered around the privately owned U.S. Federal Reserve dominate the pillars of America's government and control the media to cover up its crimes:

"What is really going on is that the world's resources are being dominated by this group," she explained, adding that the "corrupt power grabbers" have managed to dominate the media as well. "They're being allowed to do it." (World Bank Insider Blows Whistle on Corruption, Federal Reserve, Alex Newman, New American, 22 May 2013)

Hudes, an attorney who spent some two decades working in the World Bank's legal department, has observed the machinations of the criminal network up close:

"I realized we were now dealing with something known as state capture, which is where the institutions of government are co-opted by the group that's corrupt... The pillars of the U.S. government – some of them – are dysfunctional because of state capture; this is a big story, this is a big cover up." (ibid)

This modern power elite are the spiritual heirs of Illuminist philosophies from the time of Babylon--- the Ancient Mysteries, Cabala, Egyptian Hermeticism, pre-Christian and Christian era Gnosticism, Luciferian Theosophy, esoteric Free Masonry and occult New Age spirituality.  Many of them are Luciferians said William Still in his classic work, "New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies." Still summarizes Luciferianism as an occult nature religion that teaches that man,
 
"...can evolve, through initiatory steps, into a god state himself." (Still, p. 27)
 
The goal of Illuminism is worldwide totalitarianism.  During the 20th century Illuminism took the form of scientific socialism and scientific communism.  Today it is Technocracy, a scientific dictatorship calling for the radical transformation of traditional Western economics, government, law, energy, Christianity, and humanity,  which is why it maliciously fosters the atheism, amorality, chaos, blood-letting and revolution necessary for the undermining and overthrow of already existing governments.  (Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation, Patrick M. Wood)
 
The world is being actively transformed by an amoral power elite and their minions according to a very narrow economical/political/social philosophy called Technocracy, and it is impacting every segment of society in every corner of the world:

"....Technocracy is being sponsored and orchestrated by a global elite led by David Rockefeller's and Zbigniew Brzezinski's Trilateral Commission....Originally started in the early 1930s, Technocracy is antithetical to every American institution that made us into the greatest nation on earth.  It eschews property rights, obsoletes capitalism, hates politicians and traditional political structures, and promises a lofty utopian dream made possible only if engineers, scientists, and technicians are allowed to run society. When Aldous Huxley penned Brave New World in 1932, he accurately foresaw this wrenching transformation of society and predicted that the end of it would be a scientific dictatorship unlike anything the world has ever seen." (ibid, Preface, Technocracy Rising)

Huxley concluded that Technocracy produces scientific dictatorship designed to scientifically engineer, manipulate, dominate and control the worlds' wealth and resources and micro-manage every human being in every detail of his life.  The scientific and evolutionary system itself would become a god that was worshipped and questioning any aspect of it, such as the validity of evolution, or any decision or outcome would be tantamount to blasphemy.

 Technocracy would be imposed most successfully on people incapable of, or uninterested in understanding it.   Such people would fall prey most readily to psychological manipulation and conditioning that makes them accept the most flagrant violations of themselves, their children and reality because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening.

Green Economics

According to Patrick Wood, our existing price-based economic system is being reinvented with new and untested 'green' economics theories such as carbon footprints. Carbon footprints supposedly equal the amount of carbon dioxide allegedly produced by driving your car, running your refrigerator and small appliances, and cutting your grass, for example.  If you use too much, and your carbon footprint is too big, green Technocrats either want the government to punish you or ration the amount of energy you are allowed to receive. The ultimate goal is that the personal energy consumption of every human being should be closely monitored and controlled. 

Steve Milloy, author of the book Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life opens with a brief summary of what the “Green Movement” is really all about:

Green ideologues are bursting with an impatient zeal to begin dictating, through force of law, your mobility, diet, home energy use, the size of your house, how far you can travel, and even … how many children you can have … this is how the greens themselves describe their intentions … Living green is really about some else micro-regulating you ­– downsizing your dreams and plugging each one of us into a brand new social order for which we never bargained. It’s about you living under the green thumb and having the boundaries of your life drawn by others.”  (Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them, Steve Milloy p. 3) 

Green Law 

As the transformation of our political system of Constitutional Rule of Law issues in relativism, it serves as a license for installation of a system of autocratic fiat regulations invented and enforced by unelected and unaccountable green Technocrats.

Green Religion 

America's founding Christian-based worldview and moral system of Judeo-Christian ethics, having been consistently excluded from government, school, and law is being radidly supplanted with a Humanistic nature religion based on Transhumanism, Evolution, Scientism and Relativism.

The process of transformation has for many years been aided and abetted by weak, accommodating and apostate theologians such as the Hindu-pantheist evolutionary scientist Teilhard de Chardin.   Teilhard encouraged Christians to submit to the process of evolution because the promise of this living force is godhood through fusion with the substance of God:

"Though frightened for a moment by evolution, the Christian now perceives that what it offers him is a magnificent means of feeling more at one with God. In (the old, traditional form of Christianity), the universal domination of Christ could...still be regarded as an extrinsic and superimposed power. In a spiritually converging world, this 'Christic' energy acquires an urgency and intensity of another order altogether." (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Seraphim Rose, p. 590)

Christianity is being transformed into a syncretic green evolutionary nature religion.  The paganization of Christianity is funded by major globalist foundations such as the Carnegie Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Rockefeller Foundation, William and Flora Hewlitt Foundation, David and Lucille Packard Foundation, and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  All of these funders are tightly connected to members of the Trilateral Commission.  Over the years, prominent Trilateral membership has included such luminaries as Henry Kissinger, Paul Volker, Robert McNamara, Robert S. Ingersol, and Madeleine K. Albright.

Green URI

The United Nations sponsored United Religions Initiative was founded in 1993 by William Swing, Bishop of the Episcopal Church Diocese of California as an interfaith organization dedicated to binding Christianity and the nature religions of the world into one "whole thing," meaning a universal pagan spirituality touting the idea that all roads lead to heaven. In 2000 the URI co-sponsored the World Millennium Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held at the United Nations in New York City.   Among the religions represented were Hinduism, Buddhism, Zorostrianism, Confucianism, Ba'hai, Christianity, Indigenous, Judaism, Shinto, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam and Taoism with a heavy representation of mystical eastern religions.  

Ted Turner delivered a key-note address denouncing his childhood Christian faith because,

....it was intolerant because it taught we were the only ones going to heaven." (ibid, p. 122)

The organizations and individual Technocrats who have drawn close to the URI are striking:

"The World Economic Forum, Earth Charter Initiative, Ted Turner, Ford Foundation, Dee Hock (inventor of the VISA credit card and founder and former CEO of VISA International), Maurice Strong (Canadian billionaire and organizer of the U.N.'s 1992 Rio Conference). and Bill Gates among others." (ibid, p. 122)

In "Maurice Strong---The Most Dangerous Man in the World," Tom DeWeese wrote:

"Maurice Strong and his buddies are the driving force behind a new age pagan religion known as Gaia. It is pure nature worship. Strong owns a 63 thousand acre ranch in Colorado called Baca Grande that will never be bothered by the Forest Service or the Army Corp of Engineers. Because Baca Grande is the Mecca for Gaia worshippers and mystics. Here, Strong has built a temple to a Babylonian Sun God. Baca Grande, Strong believes, is the “Vatican City” of the New World Order."

"Maurice Strong is also a director of the Temple of Understanding in New York City, where pagan rituals and earth worship include escorting sheep and cattle to the alter for a blessing. Elephants and camels walk the aisles. A soprano sax is used to create the sound of the wolf moaning its extinction at the hand of man. Here, Vice President Al Gore delivered a “sermon” as worshippers marched to the alter with bowls of compost and worms."

"This wacky scene is the basis for today’s environmental agenda that has grown way beyond a call for clean air and the recycling of plastic bottles and newspapers. In Maurice Strong’s Gaia- driven world – it’s OK for a beaver to build a dam – but not man. It’s OK for a bear to fish in the lake – but not man." 
(Liberty News Online)

In addition to its agenda to transform Christianity, the far-reaching tentacles of Technocracy include such programs as Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Global Warming/Climate Change, Cap and Trade, Agenda 21, Common Core State Standards, Conservation Easements, Public-Private Partnerships, Smart Growth, Land Use, energy Smart Grid, de-urbanization and de-population.

Technocracy is grounded on a mystical evolutionary pantheist cosmogony that views the earth as a whole living organism (Gaia) consisting of many interdependent parts (smaller whole things).  In this scheme of things, humanity is one "whole thing" without parts, meaning there are no individual persons, thus no individual rights because man is not a person created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons but rather a soulless product of evolution acting on matter over billions of years.
 
Technocrats are modern God-hating Nimrods intent upon building a New Age utopian kingdom on earth marked by pleasure, hedonism, sorcery, occult magic and man as god.  In his book, "Inside the New Age Nightmare," Randal Baer has collected chilling prophecies from New Age Transhumanists:

Ken Carey, a New Age author and channel (receiver of revelations from spirits) uses the biblical language of the sifting of wheat:

"The Great Day of Purification has begun, a short but essential cycle of division that will gather those who promote fear and violence (i.e., faithful, orthodox Christians and Jews) and separate them from this season of the world as chaff is separated from wheat at threshing."   (Capturing the Pagan Mind, Peter Jones, p. 299)

J. Randolph Price through his spirit guide, Asher, reveals that all who deny the divinity of man are of Antichrist and that,

"....nature will soon enter her cleansing cycle during which those of lower vibratory rates will be purified off the planet." (ibid)

Spirit Master controlled Technocratic Transhumanist Robert Muller, prophet of the U.N., father of Common Core Curriculum and former Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and former Chancellor of the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica speaks of the fate that will befall all politically incorrect thinkers, especially anti-evolutionists:

"...all those who hold contrary beliefs" to politically correct thought favored for the "next phase of evolution" will "disappear." A hellish fate awaits all who resist political and spiritual globalization, "...those who criticize the UN are anti-evolutionary, blind, self-serving people. Their souls will be parked in a special corral of the universe for having been retarding forces, true aberrations in the evolution and ascent of humanity." (False Dawn, Lee Penn, p. 133)

Technocracy symbolizes the deep religious desires of contemporary God-hating Nimrods and like-minded travelers of the broad way who in their rejection of our Lord Jesus Christ and physical resurrection, seek autonomous self-creation, transcendence and self-redemption, thus are incarnations,

"....of the ancient, deeply religious endeavor 'to become like God' – infinitely wise, omnipotent, autonomous, and immortal." (Mircea Eliade, "The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structures of Alchemy," Dr. Erdmann)

They endeavor to become like God but shall instead,

"...drink of the wine of the wrath of God and be tormented with fire and brimstone." (Rev. 14:10) And the devil and his legion who deceived them shall likewise be "thrown into the lake of burning sulfur..." (Rev. 20:10)

@Linda  Kimball

Evolutionary Cosmologies: Religious Endeavor to become like God

Throughout the de-Christianized West and America neo-pagan and mystical pantheist evolutionary reasoning is taken for granted throughout the college curriculum, just as it is in all aspects of modern thought and experience.  It not only undergirds biological and earth sciences, but also Freudian and Jungian psychology, anthropology, law, sociology, politics, economics, the media, arts, medicine, and all other academic---and increasingly seminarian---disciplines as well. The West's amoral transnational elite Gnostics, the "chosen" ones, are particularly enamored of evolutionary reasoning:

"Western cultural elites have disregarded God for more than two centuries, but for a while the effects were mostly confined to their own circles. At first, they disregarded God. Then they deliberately desecrated Western tradition and lived in ways that would have spelled disaster if they had been followed more closely. But now in the early twenty-first century, their movement from disregard to desecration to decadence is going mainstream, and the United States is only the lead society among those close to the tipping point.... Soon, as the legalization and then normalization of polyamory, polygamy, pedophilia and incest follow the same logic as that of abortion and homosexuality, the socially destructive consequences of these trends will reverberate throughout society until social chaos is beyond recovery. We can only pray there will be a return to God and sanity before the terrible sentence is pronounced: "God has given them over" to the consequences of their own settled choices."  (Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times, Os Guinness, p. 20)

Evolution: what is it?

"Evolution has always been a fundamentally spiritual concept.  In fact, some of the first thinkers to seriously explore the topic---the German Idealists of the early 19th century---were mystic philosophers who predated Darwin's Origin of Species by at least a century."  (A Brief History of Evolutionary Spirituality, Tom Huston)

Rene Guenon (1886-1951) concurs.  Guenon was a French metaphysician, writer, and editor who was largely responsible for laying the metaphysical groundwork for the Traditionalist or Perennialist school of thought in the early twentieth century.   In his brilliant critical analysis of Theosophy and Spiritism entitled, "The Spiritist Fallacy"  Guenon investigates and exposes the satanic esotericism working through various modern Western secret societies to pervert true religion---orthodox Christianity in particular--- in order to ultimately turn the world over to Luciferian forces.  

Guenon reveals that in early Theosophist and spiritist circles use of the word 'progress' or 'progressivist' preceded the use of the word 'evolution.' The roots of Theosophy, hence of evolution--the universal life force--stretch back to the ancient Upanishads of India in the East and in the West to ancient Babylon, Egypt and Greece.  In its modern version, progress, transformism, and/or evolution describes the progress (transmigration) of soul made possible by the life force as it inhabits in succession the bodies of different kinds of beings over the course of thousands or even millions and billions of years.

Eventually the word evolution became preferred, especially by empirical realists and materialists like Karl Marx because it had a more 'scientific' allure:

"This kind of 'verbalism'...provides the illusion of thought for those incapable of really thinking..."  (ibid, p. 231)

Evolution is an ancient occult doctrine originating in ancient Babylonian Cabbala, Egyptian Hermetic magic and Mystery Religion traditions both East and West from the time of Babylon---the mother of all Mystery Religions---that entered Christendom during the Renaissance.  In "God and the Knowledge of Reality," the Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921–2010), reveals that certain Christian theologians, mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg had discovered Hermetic magic and occult Jewish Cabbala texts which they studied and translated resulting in Hermetic Cabbala. Then like Pico della Mirandola, they argued that Hermetic Cabbala--- the divine occult science or Magic Way of reaching divine status and powers through initiation, evolution (progress), and ritual procedures is the best proof of the divinity of Christ. In other words said Molnar,

".....by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church. In Pico's estimation, 'nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala' (there is no science that would prove for us Christ's divinity better than magic and the Cabala.)" (pp. 78-79)

That Hermetic magic and Babylonian Cabbala are ancient Mystery Religion traditions undergirded by evolution is affirmed by G. H. Pember in his classic work, "Earth's Earliest Ages."    In his impeccably researched book Pember thoroughly examines the role of fallen angels in connection with the occult science they taught to pre-flood generations and compares them to the explosion of spiritism (open intercourse with evil spirits), astrology, the Mysteries and other occult traditions sweeping over Christendom.

Pember writes that the Mysteries are no longer veiled in mystery but boldly presented by the powerful occult progressive brotherhood that emerged out of the Renaissance as the fruit of modern science, especially evolutionary philosophy, which the brotherhood assert was included in the instructions given,

"...to the initiates of the Hermetic, Orphic, Eleusinian, and Cabbalistic mysteries, and were familiar to Chaldean Magi, Egyptian Priests, Hindu Occultists, Essenes, Therapeutae Gnostics, and Theurgic Neo-Platonists." (Pember, pp.243-244)

Today, evolutionary dynamics and science as the instrument of the will of sovereign man has so thoroughly replaced the personal Creator in the consciousness of vast numbers of secularized Westerners, both within and without the whole body of the Christian Church, that one of the leading evolution-worshippers of our day, Professor S.J. Gould, goes so far as to describe evolutionary biology as the story of mankind.  Evolution:

“....tells us where we came from, how we got here, and perhaps where we are going. Quite simply, it is science’s version of Roots, except it is the story of us all.”   (The Religious Nature of Evolution Theory and its Attack on Christianity, John G. Leslie and Charles K. Pallaghy, Ph.D., creation.com)

In fascinated affirmation, Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975) , a prominent evolutionary biologist and progressive creationist, sees evolution as a light that illuminates all facts, a trajectory which all lines of thought must follow, for if man,

“...has arrived at his present state as a result of natural processes rather than a supernatural will, he can learn to control these processes…The concept of evolution, which is now basic to the life sciences, has provided new and in some ways revolutionary answers to questions men have been asking for centuries. The two most important of these are, ‘Why am I here, what is the purpose of human existence, and what is the nature of the world of life that surrounds us?”   (Dobzhansky, T., Ayala, F.J., Stebbins, G.L. and Valentine, J.W., Evolution, W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1977)

The most widely held evolutionary cosmology, or model of the universe's beginning and development is the Big Bang theory.   According to this version of the “story of us all” the universe is thought to have 'exploded' from a 'cosmic egg,' sometimes called the ylem in a universe bounded by an edge.  The Encyclopedia Britannica notes that the big bang is a theory,

"...of the evolution of the universe.  Its’ essential feature is the emergence of the universe from a state of extremely high temperature and density---the so-called big bang that occurred at least 10,000,000,000 years ago....."(Big Bang Model, The New Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th edition, 2:205, 1992)

The big bang is based on two assumptions: 

"The first is that Einstein's general theory of relativity describes the gravitational attraction of all matter.  The second assumption, called the cosmological principle, states that the observer's point of view of the universe depends neither on the direction in which he looks nor on his location.  This principle applies only to the large scale properties of the universe, but it does imply that the universe has no edge, so that the big bang occurred not at a particular point in space but rather throughout space at the same time.  These two assumptions make it possible to calculate the history of the cosmos after a certain epoch called the Planck time.  Scientists have yet to determine what prevailed before Planck time."    (ibid)

Distinctions are in order here. While the first assumption qualifies as true science, the second assumption, sometimes misnamed the Copernican Principle, does not since it is completely metaphysical, or philosophical.  This is illustrated by Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) who discovered that distant objects appeared to have 'red shifts' approximately proportional to distance from earth. Hubble's speculative interpretation of this discovery presented it as evidence of an expanding universe without a center and without an edge (unbounded) as opposed to Hugh Ross, the popularizer of progressive creationism whose own imaginative assumption pictures everything exploding from a central point in a universe bounded by an edge. (Refuting Compromise: A Biblical and Scientific Refutation of 'Progressive Creationism' as Popularized by Astronomer Hugh Ross, Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D., F.M., p. 146-147)

Ross’s brand of evolutionary Christianity is wildly popular among certain Christians.  It was as a teenager that Ross decided the non-biblical big bang was a fact, thus it is the foundation stone of his twisted Scriptures---twisted because his big bang assumptions lead him to trip, stumble and fall down evolution’s downward-spiraling vortex blurring distinctions between humans and animals as he goes. (ibid)

The Big Bang is devoid of experimental proof, yet because the universe is definitely running down this fact surely points to some kind of beginning. This is apparently why some Christian leaders--theistic evolutionists and progressive creationists such as Pope Francis, Hugh Ross, Tim Keller and many others who feel we simply have to accept the evolutionists' billions of years--- have decided to accept the Big Bang theory. After all, the Big Bang requires a beginning, and they feel this fits with the Bible.  (Big Bang -- The Bucks Stop There, Henry Morris, Ph.D., icr.org)

However, not only does the Big Bang---or any other evolutionary cosmology---- not fit into the Bible but it also turns the Creator, Jesus Christ, into a liar, for He said that Adam and Eve were there "from the beginning of the creation" (Mark 10: 6; Gen. 1: 26-27) rather than several billion years after the beginning of the creation as evolutionary speculators hold.  

As the Nicene Creed affirms, Gods Word starts with the creation of absolutely everything visible and invisible ex nihilo in the space of six days.  In his "Literal interpretation of Genesis" Augustine of Hippo notes that when God brought material reality into existence, "then time began its flight." That is, when God created material things (the visible), at the same time He created space and time (the invisible) as their context.  (Creator and Creature, Douglas F. Kelly, Table Talk: Biblical Dichotomies, p. 6) 

"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh (matter) is no help at all" John 6:63

The Triune God brought the angels into being sometime during that first creative week and as Thomas Aquinas, one of the most respected theologians of the medieval church affirms,

"Nothing entirely new was afterwards made by God, but all things subsequently made had in a sense been made before in the work of the six days.  Some things...had a previous experience materially, as the rib from the side of Adam out of which God formed Eve; whilst others existed not only in matter but also in their causes, as those individual creatures that are now generated existed in the first of their kind."   (Summa Theologica, ibid, Sarfati, p. 120)

Evolutionary Cosmologies: Imaginative Assumptions

George Francis Rayner Ellis, a high-profile evolutionary cosmologist lets the cat out of the bag with his candid confession regarding the important role of imaginative assumptions with respect to the broad range of evolutionary models of the universe such as the Big Bang. Ellis admits:

"...I can construct...a spherically symmetrical universe with earth at its center, and you cannot disprove it based on observations."   "You can only exclude it on philosophical grounds.  In my view there is absolutely nothing wrong in that.   What I want to bring into the open is the fact that we are using philosophical criteria in choosing our models.  A lot of cosmology tries to hide that."  (ibid, Jonathan Sarfati)

In other words, the Authority and Revelation of God, particularly in His six day creation account is rejected a priori not on the grounds of observational science but on the philosophical assumptions of arrogant, defiant speculators whose imaginative evolutionary models are metaphysical projects pretending to be observational science.

Another unspoken Big Bang assumption is neo-pagan and mystical pantheist naturalism, which ought to ring alarm bells for faithful, orthodox Christians.   Naturalism posits that the universe and everything in it, including conscious life, is the result of entirely natural processes.  The Big Bang therefore, is a neo-pagan and occult pantheist evolutionary cosmology, an esoteric program from hell that rejects both the personal Creator and the supernatural dimension.  This position holds true despite the uninformed claims of speculators like Hugh Ross who claim that God created and ignited the Big Bang. 

While Pope Francis, Tim Keller and many other liberal revisionists embrace and endorse Big Bang cosmology thirty-three leading evolutionary scientists expose its frauds and fallacies in ‘Open Letter to the Scientific Community’ published on the internet (www.cosmologystatement.org) and in New Scientist (Lerner, E., Bucking the big bang, New Scientist 182 (2448) 20, 22 May 2004).  According to these evolutionary scientists:

"Our ideas about the history of the universe are dominated by big bang theory. But its dominance rests more on funding decisions than on the scientific method, according to Eric Lerner, mathematician Michael Ibison of Earthtech.org, and dozens of other scientists from around the world." (Secular scientists blast the big bang: What now for naïve apologetics? Carl Wieland, creation.com) 

The open letter includes statements such as:

1. "The big bang…relies on a growing number of hypothetical entities, things that we have never observed—inflation, dark matter and dark energy are the most prominent examples. Without them, there would be a fatal contradiction between the observations made by astronomers and the predictions of the big bang theory.’

2. "But the big bang theory can’t survive without these fudge factors. Without the hypothetical inflation field, the big bang does not predict the smooth, isotropic cosmic background radiation that is observed, because there would be no way for parts of the universe that are now more than a few degrees away in the sky to come to the same temperature and thus emit the same amount of microwave radiation. … Inflation requires a density 20 times larger than that implied by big bang nucleosynthesis, the theory’s explanation of the origin of the light elements.”

3. "In no other field of physics would this continual recourse to new hypothetical objects be accepted as a way of bridging the gap between theory and observation. It would, at the least, raise serious questions about the validity of the underlying theory."

4."What is more, the big bang theory can boast of no quantitative predictions that have subsequently been validated by observation. The successes claimed by the theory’s supporters consist of its ability to retrospectively fit observations with a steadily increasing array of adjustable parameters, just as the old Earth-centred cosmology of Ptolemy needed layer upon layer of epicycles." (ibid, Carl Wieland) 

It’s amazing to see how many Christian leaders have not merely succumbed to the ‘big bang’ idea, but embrace it wholeheartedly.  Carl Wieland comments:

"To hear their pronouncements, believers should welcome it as a major plank in our defense of the faith. ‘At last, we can use science to prove there’s a creator of the universe.’ However, the price of succumbing to the lure of secular acceptability, at least in physics and astronomy, has been heavy. We have long warned that adopting the big bang into Christian thought is like bringing the wooden horse within the walls of Troy."  

The Big Bang model is not the only game in town.  Among other imaginative models there is the quasi-steady-state model of the big bang antagonist, the late Sir Fred Hoyle.  Then there is the ekpyrotic model positing that our universe is a four-dimensional membrane embedded in a five-dimensional ‘bulk’ space.  Its proponents admit:

“Our proposal is based on unproven ideas in string theory and is brand new.” (ibid, Sarfati, p. 182)

Then there are the openly occult multiverse models proposing that our universe is not the only one but that space is filled with an infinite number of parallel universes.  Royal Astronomer Lord Martin Rees, who holds the honorary title of Astronomer Royal champions multiverse conceptions in the hope that in at least one or more of them living beings created themselves who are far more advanced than our own life-forms. Rees believes that if this is the case, then super-intelligent aliens might be capable of simulating in their brains or in a super-computer the complex history of our universe, meaning the universe we inhabit is a simulation lacking real substance and existing only as a mental construction in the minds of highly evolved aliens who seeded our world with life and travel through time in order to control man's evolutionary progress. (Scientific Mythologies, James A. Herrick, p. 216)

The idea that the universe we inhabit exists only as a mental construction is very similar to Hinduism's Brahman. Brahman is the Great Cosmic Spirit – the Ultimate One Substance (energy field, Void, Essence, prakriti matter) of material phenomena, meaning that the universe exists only as a mental construction in the mind of Brahman: brahma satyam jagan mithya, or "Brahman is real, the world is unreal." (swamij.com/mahavakyas)

Rees proposal is also similar to the fanciful hypothesis presented by Olaf Stapledon, a scientist who has always kept one foot firmly planted in neo-pagan and occult pantheist science fiction accounts and imagines our universe to be an artifact of the Star Maker. Building off of Stapledons fantasy Carl Sagan suggests that we are "star folk" made of "star stuff." (Herrick, pp. 216-217)

Replace Star Maker with Brahman and "star stuff" with sarvam khalvidam brahma, or "All is truly Brahman" (swamij.com) and we have ayam atma brahmam: "The Self is Brahman." (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.5

In the caption of his book, "Just Six Numbers," Rees reveals that the ancient occult basis of his proposition is the serpent biting its tail:

"The ouraboros. There are links between the microworld of particles, nuclei and atoms and the cosmos." (Rees M., Just Six Numbers, P. 9)

The serpent-powered Ouroboros with its astral planes or multiverses is well-known around the world in its' many ancient and modern occult traditions.

Evolutionary Cosmologies:  Abominations that Desolate

Like witless moths mesmerized by strange fire, from the Renaissance to our own time liberalized Christian theologians situated within the whole body of the Christian Church have been drawn irresistibly to evolution.   Followed by countless unwitting souls, they’ve been flying into an abomination that desolates and ejects them into a downward-spiraling vortex issuing into eternal hell unless they repent and turn back to the Truth, the Way, and the Life (John 14:6).

Evolutionary Cosmologies: The Significance

Today’s broad range of evolutionary cosmologies symbolize the deep religious desires of certain men, who in their rejection of our Lord Jesus Christ and physical resurrection, seek autonomous self-creation, transcendence and self-redemption, thus are incarnations,

“….of the ancient, deeply religious endeavor ‘to become like God’--- infinitely wise, omnipotent, autonomous, and immortal.” (Mircea Eliade, “The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structures of Alchemy,” Dr. Erdmann)

They endeavor to become like God but shall instead,

 “…drink of the wine of the wrath of God and be tormented with fire and brimstone.” (Rev. 14:10)  And the devil who deceived them shall likewise be “thrown into the lake of burning sulfur…” (Rev. 20:10)

2014 @Linda Kimball

 

(James 3:15) Evolutionism: the Hell-Born Foolishness of Man

In "Wisdom and Foolishness," Dr. Harry Reeder, senior minister of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Ala. writes that God's Word reveals two types of wisdom.  The first is worldly wisdom which is "earthly, unspiritual, demonic."  This hell-derived wisdom leaves in its wake chaos, brokenness, factions, death, and destruction.  The second is wisdom from above, granted by God to those who ask for it:

"It is found in His word, and it is accessed by hearing that Word faithfully preached and then embedding it into our lives through obedience."  (Biblical Dichotomies, Tabletalk, p. 19)

On the other hand, worldly wisdom is not of the Triune God but of man:

" (it is) actually 'the foolishness of man' masquerading as wisdom and propagated by man-made religions and a myriad of 'isms'---humanism, progressivism, materialism, consumerism, secularism, etc." 

Of all of the foolishness of man masquerading as wisdom today, there is no more destructive and demonic than evolutionism.  Evolutionism is metaphysical sophistry (evolutionary scientism) pretending to be factual science, and there is nothing factual about it as even Karl Popper (1902-1994), a British philosopher and a professor at the London School of Economics admitted. Because he is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century, what Popper had to say about evolutionism, and Darwinism in particular, is of utmost importance to the increasingly ugly war being waged by evolutionists and their theological counterparts against faithful creationists.

Though Popper was an evolutionist, he nevertheless honestly stated that Darwinism is not a testable scientific theory but rather a metaphysical research program. By this he means that not only is Darwinism metaphysical (spiritual), but so are its' two most important foundations, classical empiricism and the observationalist philosophy of science that grew out of it.

Empiricism is a theory of knowledge that contradicts and refutes itself by asserting that human knowledge comes only or primarily via sensory experience rather than the mind ( spirit or thought life, conscience, will) while observationalism asserts that human knowledge and theories must be based on empirical observations....instead of the mind. For this reason, Popper argued strongly against empiricism and observationalism, saying that scientific theories and human knowledge generally, is conjectural or hypothetical and is generated by the creative imagination.
 
Where they speak frankly, evolutionists not only admit their fear and hatred of the Triune God of Revelation who spoke all things into existence ex nihilo but confess that their so-called 'scientific theories,' the products of their imaginations, are foolishness:
 
"...one belief that all true original Darwinians held in common, and that was their rejection of creationism, their rejection of special creation. This was the flag around which they assembled and under which they marched.... The conviction that the diversity of the natural world was the result of natural processes and not the work of God was the idea that brought all the so-called Darwinians together in spite of their disagreements on other of Darwin's theories. (One Long Argument,1991, p. 99, Ernst Mayr, 1904–2005, Professor of Zoology at Harvard University)

"We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door." ("Billions and Billions of Demons," Richard Lewontin (b. 1929), PhD Zoology, Alexander Agassiz Research Professor at Harvard University)

Recognized as one of the 50 most influential scientists in the world, Dr. James Tour, a professing Christian and prominent chemist does not believe in the 6-day Creation account, the narrative history of the book of Genesis. He embraces long ages (old earth) and accepts the dating methods  because he cannot understand how God could have meant 6 ordinary days if He did not create the sun until Day 4, because there would be no sun to measure off the first 3 days.  Thus  he has rejected the authority of Scripture, which Jesus Himself believed and quoted from. Like so many other evolutionary theologians and progressive creationists Tour has allowed the opinions of fallen men to re-interpret Scripture for him.
Moreover, Tour confirms that most scientists do not understand how evolution could explain the existence of life nor its complexity:
 
Let me tell you what goes on in the back rooms of science—with National Academy members, with Nobel Prize winners...I have sat with them, and when I get them alone, not in public—because it’s a scary thing, if you say what I just said—I say, ‘Do you understand all of this, where all of this came from, and how this happens?’ ”  (The revolt against Darwinism, John G. Hartnett, 11 December 2014 , creation.com)
 
The answer he inevitably receives is: “No.”
 
Every time that I have sat with people who are synthetic chemists, who understand this, they go, ‘Uh-uh. Nope.’ ”
 
 Tour adds:
 
 “And if they’re afraid to say ‘yes’, they say nothing. They just stare at me, because they can’t sincerely do it.”
 
If evolution cannot account for life’s existence, then how did life originate?  Though Tour's unbelief has him siding with hard-core evolutionists he  nevertheless believes that the most reasonable answer is simple

I believe fundamentally that God created us all..."

 Evolutionism is a fraud.  It is metaphysical sophistry, and this is why Mark Armitage, a scientist at California State University—Northridge (CSUN) was fired after he discovered soft tissue on a Triceratops fossil, an obvious refutation of the tens of millions of years story necessary to the evolution myth.  
 
Armitage worked as a researcher and supervised the school’s electron microscope laboratory. He was also a member of several scientific organizations, including the Microscopy Society of America, the American Society of Parasitologists, and the Southern California Academy of Sciences, but God-hating evolutionists forced him out, declaring  “We will not tolerate your religion in this department!” (‘We Will Not Tolerate Your Religion!’ School Fires Scientist for Questioning Evolution, Garrett Haley, Christian News Network, July 24, 2014)
 
Again, evolution is a fraud, as Colin Patterson attests.  Patterson writes that after studying evolutionary theory for many years, he finally "woke up and realized that all my life I had been duped into taking evolutionism as revealed truth in some way." Patterson goes on to say:

"One of the reasons I started taking this anti-evolutionary view, or let's call it a non- evolutionary view, was last year I had a sudden realization for over twenty years I had thought I was working on evolution in some way. One morning I woke up and something had happened in the night and it struck me that I had been working on this stuff for twenty years and there was not one thing I knew about it. That's quite a shock to learn that one can be so misled so long. Either there was something wrong with me or there was something wrong with evolutionary theory. Naturally, I know there is nothing wrong with me, so for the last few weeks I've tried putting a simple question to various people and groups of people....Question is: Can you tell me anything you know about evolution, any one thing, that is true? I tried that question on the geology staff at the Field Museum of Natural History and the only answer I got was silence. I tried it on the members of the Evolutionary Morphology Seminar in the University of Chicago, a very prestigious body of evolutionists, and all I got there was silence for a long time and eventually one person said, 'I do know one thing — it ought not to be taught in high school.'"   ("Evolutionism and Creationism" November 5, 1981, p. 2, Colin Patterson (1933–1998), Senior Paleontologist at British Museum of Natural History)
 
Millions of people, including great numbers of professing Christians, Protestant theologians and even Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have been deceived by the foolishness of man masquerading as science.  On July 24, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI delivered a homily in northern Italy's Cathedral of Aosta before Vespers. Toward the end of his homily he praised the French Jesuit heretic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin as a model for priests, attributing to him the idea of a cosmic liturgy, which he said was something they should aim to achieve:

"So our address to God becomes an address to ourselves: God invites us to join with him, to leave behind the ocean of evil, hatred, violence and selfishness and to make ourselves known, to enter into the river of his love...."Let Your Church offer herself to You as a living and holy sacrifice. This request, addressed to God, is made also to ourselves. It is a reference to two passages from the Letter to the Romans. We ourselves, with our whole being, must be adoration and sacrifice and, by transforming our world, give it back to God." (Benedict XVI Praises Cosmic Liturgy of Teilhard de Chardin; traditioninaction.org)
 
Evolution: the Universal Energy

 It's at a shallow level that evolutionism is passed off as factual science to those who receive it without question.  It's at a deeper level however, that evolutionism's occult power is found and wielded by magicians like Teilhard de Chardin.  Though Teilhard (1881-1955) passed himself off as an evolutionary scientist he was actually a New Age Hindu-style pantheist and occult Hermetic and alchemical magician who on behalf of his Great Work, sought fusion of opposites, for example, of Jesus Christ with both Shiva (The Destroyer) and Lapis Philosophorum (enlightenment, elixir of life), and himself with Omega point (Quantum Void, Brahman), the energy field worshipped as the substance of God.
 
Western esotericism, or occultism, is the search for and study of an unseen reality. It is arcane knowledge of the hidden and its' powers. This arcane knowledge is meant only for certain people such as Teilhard de Chardin and fellow practitioners of the magic way.

Occult sciences include, but are not limited to, Hermetic magic, alchemy, astrology, divination, and spiritualism (contact with spirits). Interpretation of occultism and its concepts can be found in nature philosophies, esoteric evolutionary biology and occult pagan systems such as Gnosticism, Cabbala, Theosophy, Wicca, Satanism, Thelema and neo-paganism.

A general definition is offered by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke:

"Occultism has its basis in a religious way of thinking, the roots of which stretch back into antiquity and which may be described as the Western esoteric tradition. Its principal ingredients have been identified as Gnosticism, the Hermetic treatises on alchemy and magic, Neo-Platonism, and the Kabbalah, all originating in the eastern Mediterranean area during the first few centuries AD." (The Occult Roots of Nazism, Good-Rick-Clarke, p. 17)

Under cover of 'modern science,' evolutionary biology is actually arcane gnosis arising from a religious outlook based in a philosophy of naturalism and programmatic alchemy. When asked why the layman should be interested, "...in so esoteric a subject as evolutionary biology," one of the leading evolutionists of our day, Professor S.J. Gould, candidly responded:
 
"Because it tells us where we came from, how we got here, and perhaps where we are going. Quite simply, it is science's version of Roots, except it is the story of us all." (The Religious Nature of Evolution Theory and its Attack on Christianity, John G. Leslie and Charles K. Pallaghy, Ph.D, creation.com)

Evolutionary biology's genesis account is an inverted exegesis, an ancient alchemical vision holding that billions of years ago lifeless chemicals were magically birthed when a fiery Cosmic Egg (Big Bang) inexplicably exploded. Then inert chemicals or star stuff magically combined and transcended themselves after a hundred or a thousand identical operations thereby allowing the miraculous transmutation of dead stuff into life. Once life miraculously arose from the dead, natural processes (evolutionary dynamics) were set in motion that after passage of vast ages supposedly eventuated in the arrival of man:

"If man has arrived at his present state as a result of natural processes rather than a supernatural will, he can learn to control these processes...The concept of evolution, which is now basic to the life sciences, has provided new and in some ways revolutionary answers to questions men have been asking for centuries. The two most important of these are, 'Why am I here, what is the purpose of human existence, and what is the nature of the world of life that surrounds us?" (Dobzhansky, T., Ayala, F.J., Stebbins, G.L. and Valentine, J.W., Evolution, W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1977)

Teilhard's goal was not mere control of hidden evolutionary powers but the ancient quest of alchemy to perfect the material world or cosmos thereby transmuting (deifying) himself by way of his own fusion with the Divine Energy variously known throughout the ancient and modern world as Serpent Power, Zoe, the Force, Vril, and Kundalini, for example.  According to occult lore, the Divine Energy evolves or emanates from the Watery Abyss, Void, Divine Mens, Omega, Brahman or Quantum Void – the energy field,

"...from which all material energies emanate." (The Meaning of the Magicians, Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier, p. 118)

Pauwels and Bergier's book heralded a new dawning of an age of alchemy. Like Carl Jung and Teilhard they understood the religious impulse of alchemy:

"For the alchemist, it must never be forgotten that power over matter and energy is only a secondary reality. The real aim of the alchemist's activities, which are perhaps the remains of a very old science belonging to a civilization long extinct, is the transformation of the alchemist himself, his accession to a higher state of consciousness...Everything is oriented towards the transmutation of man...his deification, his fusion with the divine energy... (and) as Teilhard put it: 'The real aim of physics should be to integrate Man as a totality in a coherent representation of the world." (ibid)

Alchemy is above all the ancient royal occult science of the secret initiates of Babylon, the gnostic magicians who sought esoteric knowledge in their quest to perform the great work. Mircea Eliade explains:

"The aim of the opus magnum (great work) was at once the freeing of the human soul and the healing of the cosmos....In the eyes of the alchemists, observes Jung, Christianity saved man but not nature. It is the alchemist's dream to heal the world in its totality; the Philosopher's Stone is conceived as the Filius Macrcosmoi who heals the world...The ultimate goal of the opus is Cosmic Salvation; for this reason, the Lapis Philosophorum is identified with Christ." (The Forge and the Crucible: The Origin and Structure of Alchemy, 1956, p. 225)

Teilhard began his great work by conjuring a New Religion:

"As you already know, what dominates my interest and my preoccupations is the effort to establish in myself and to spread around a new religion (you may call it a better Christianity) in which the personal God ceases to be the great Neolithic proprietor of former times, in order to become the soul of the world; our religious and cultural stage calls for this." (Lettres a Leontine Zanta, quoted by von Hildebrand in Trojan Horse in the City of God, 1967, p. 239)

He consciously abandoned the 'old' unscientific, anti-evolutionary form of Christian theism which held that Jesus Christ

"...is the beginning of the creation of God" (Apoc. 3:14), "the firstborn of every creature: For in Him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible...He is before all, and by Him all things consist...that in all things He may hold the primacy." (Col. 1:15-18)

He had nothing but contempt for Scripture's six day creation account, the fall of Adam and Eve, Jesus Christ and His work on the cross, His bodily resurrection and ascension, and hope of eternal life in Paradise:

"...all those goody-goody romances about the saints and the martyrs! Whatever normal child would want to spend eternity in such boring company?" (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 584)

We need a 'new definition of holiness,' said Teilhard, one that is predicated upon science and evolutionary change rather than the outdated, restrictive "for other foundation no man can lay, but that which is laid; which is Christ Jesus." (1Cor 3:11) Henceforth, all theories, hypotheses, systems, faithful orthodox Christianity and Jesus Christ Himself must bow before the will of god-men and the instruments of their will--- esoteric science and evolution---if they are to be thinkable and true:

"The modern world is a world in evolution; hence the static concepts of the spiritual life must be rethought and the classical teachings of Christ must be reinterpreted." (ibid)

Toward the goal of Cosmic Salvation Teilhard subsumed Jesus Christ (John 1:1) into His own creation and secularized and paganized Christian theism to become the prophet of alchemy who has discovered that through fusion of universal evolutionism and the creative power of the Holy Trinity that the cosmos becomes divinely energized. In this way the magician promises to fulfill the ancient quest: the opus magnum. With this great power, said Teilhard:

"...I can increase the density of the divine atmosphere...that atmosphere in which it is always my one desire to be immersed...." (ibid)

Now that the cosmos is God, and the cosmos is evolving, then God too is in process of evolving, therefore,

"...the World...endomorphizes God, and that God....transforms himself as He incorporates us...All around us and within our own selves, God is in the process of changing...." (The Heart of the Matter, de Chardin, pp. 52-53)

In place of 'the earlier conception that God could create instantaneously,' the magician now teaches that God is both the Evolver and the object of evolution and,

"...cannot create except evolutively." (Christianity and Evolution, de Chardin, p. 179)

As with evolutionary theism and progressive creation, Teilhard's 'God' is not the omnipotent, omniscient, living, personal Triune God Who called everything into existence in six days, but an "it:"

"...God's power has not so free a field for its action as we assume; on the contrary...it labors to produce...it is always obliged, in the course of its creative effort, to pass through a whole series of intermediaries and to overcome a whole succession of inevitable risks..." (ibid, p.31)

The evolving "it" has deified human consciousness through three great leaps of evolution:

1. Cosmo genesis (Big Bang): the explosive birth of energy and matter

2. Biogenesis: alchemical transmutation of life from chemicals eventually followed by living forms

3. Noogenesis: the evolution of human consciousness which heralds the emergence of "cosmogenesis-God," the impersonal "it" that replaces,

"...the Father-God of two thousand years ago..." (ibid, p. 202)

Teilhard encouraged Christians to submit to the process of evolution because the promise of this living force is godhood through fusion with the substance of God:

"Though frightened for a moment by evolution, the Christian now perceives that what it offers him is a magnificent means of feeling more at one with God. In (the old, traditional form of Christianity), the universal domination of Christ could...still be regarded as an extrinsic and superimposed power. In a spiritually converging world, this 'Christic' energy acquires an urgency and intensity of another order altogether." (Seraphim Rose, p. 590, emphasis added)

In conclusion, evolutionism is an abomination of desolation.  It is metaphysical sophistry; sleight of hand; magic; serpent power, kundalini, zoe; Vril, Teilhard's Golden Calf.   It is the hell-born foolishness of man masquerading as science.
 

 @Linda Kimball

The Triumph of Baphomet

In "Here’s the First Look at the New Satanic Monument Being Built for Oklahoma’s Statehouse," Jonathan Smith reports that the Satanic Temple plans to erect a monument glorifying the Dark Lord on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse:

"An Indiegogo campaign was launched with what seemed like a somewhat lofty goal of $20,000, but by the time donations ended almost $30,000 had been raised. Now an artist trained in classical sculpture is toiling away in New York, crafting a Baphomet figure sitting beneath an inverted pentagram and flanked by two children gazing upward in loyalty. When it is finished, it will be cast in bronze and, the Satanists hope, eventually displayed in Oklahoma."  The statue is a "direct response to the state's installation of a Ten Commandments monument outside the Capitol in 2012."

(http://www.vice.com/read/heres-the-first-look-at-the-new-satanic-monument-being-built-for-oklahomas-statehouse)

"Unless we are mistaken...the twentieth century...is to witness a gigantic conflict of spirits...More serious and fiercer than ever before, the conflict is between the old and the new worldview." Herman Bavinck, Christian theologian, 1901

An ancient evil creed from the pits of Hell is being reborn, and the statue of Baphomet is one of its visual embodiments.

So who is Baphomet?

Baphomet is the phallic god Pan, the ancient hermaphrodite god of nature, the divine substance (prima material) from which the universe and all life evolved:

"The fundamental doctrine of magic is phallicism. New life is created by the act of generation: therefore the life force is generated by the sexual forces, the union of male and female elements. As represented by the two opposing equilateral triangles..." "The phallic God is therefore hermaphroditic or bi-sexual. The sexual organs are considered sacred, while the rites and rituals are designed to liberate the passions and the natural instincts from the control of reason. The novice must denounce as fraud the existence of a moral order, together with that of its creator. This is the exact reverse of what the Bible stands for."  "The creation of the universe is the work of the hermaphrodite god. The universe was not created but procreated or engendered by him in successive stages. The god himself is supposed to have been the original and unique emanation of the divine substance of which all things are made. In this role the god is known as Pan, the first principle of nature.  Thus man is placed on a par with his creator: both are divine and immortal; man therefore creates when he procreates." (Sects, Symbolism & the Mark of the Beast, Ray Novosel)

"In astrology, Pan is one aspect  and is also equated with Satan and with life...in its base aspects." (Cirlot, J.E. "A Dictionary of Symbols," 1971)

Baphomet is a goat-headed deity, a satanic deity of evolutionary energy common to the Western occult science and attendant magic traditions and pagan religions (i.e., Wicca, Illuminati, Masonry, New Age) that emerged out of the Renaissance when certain disgruntled Christian theologians, mystics and intellectuals had discovered Hermetic magic and occult Jewish Kabbalah texts which they studied and translated resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah.

Both Hermetic magic and Jewish Kabbalah are ancient Mystery Religion traditions implying evolutionary transformism moving from one kind of lower thing to another kind of higher thing.   While Hermeticism originated in ancient Egypt, the mother of both Cabala and the original Baphomet is Babylon. (Ezekiel 16: 28-29)

Master Mason Eugene W. Plawiuk affirms the Chaldean pedigree of Baphomet and its close connection to Astrology's elemental spirits  in "Liber Capricornus: the Symbolism of the Goat."   Plawiuk explains that the goat is known to all of us,

"...through the ancient science of Astrology first developed by the Chaldeans, or as they are commonly known; Babylonians.  The Goat symbolizes male fertility (and is represented by) the astrological sign of Capricorn....In fact the...Babylonians who gave us this symbol of Capricorn and the science of Astrology were the first Temple Builders, and the goat for them symbolized the essence of the Temple or Lodge....According to a research monograph on the Dionysian Artificers and Early Masonry edited by Manly P. Hall, the symbolism of the goat relates to the prechristian God Pan, Dionysius.  The Goat-God was accepted by the later Greek Mystery Schools as the symbol of the Temple Builders. "(Presented to Norwood Lodge No. 90 A.F.&A.M. G.R.A., Sept. 3, 1991, MasonicWorld.com)

 Baphomet resembles horned goat-gods all over the globe from Egypt to Northern Europe and India.  For example, the ancient Celtic horned- deity Cernunnos bears a striking similarity to Baphomet as does Herne in ancient Britain. In Jungian theory, Baphomet is a continuation of the horned-god archetype, the dark side universally present in individual psyches.  As Pan, Baphomet is the talisman of the occult science of energy:

"Pan (Gr.).  The nature-god, whence Pantheism....Homer makes him the son of Hermes and Dryope. His name means ALL. He was the inventor of the Pandean Pipes; and no nymph who heard their sound could resist the fascination of the great Pan, his grotesque figure notwithstanding. Pan is related to the Mendesian goat.....as a talisman of great occult potency, nature's creative force. The whole of the Hermetic philosophy is based on nature's hidden secrets, and as Baphomet was undeniably a Kabbalistic talisman, so was the name of Pan of great magic efficiency in what Eliphas Levi would call the 'Conjuration of the Elementals'. There is a well-known pious legend which has been current in the Christian world ever since the day of Tiberias, to the effect that the 'great god Pan is dead'. But people are greatly mistaken in this; neither nature nor any of her Forces can ever die. A few of these may be left unused, and being forgotten lie dormant for long centuries. But no sooner are the proper conditions furnished than they awake to act again with tenfold power." (H.P. Blavatsky, Theosophical Glossary)

Baphomet inside an inverted pentagram is the sigil (a pictorial signature of a demon) of the Church of Satan while Goya's 1821 painting, "Great He-Goat" or "Witches Sabbath" depicts a coven of witches gathered around Satan portrayed as a half-man, half-goat figure:

"The primary deity of witches and wiccans is the goddess, accompanied by a 'horned' god as consort...."  (The Global Mainstreaming of Witchcraft, Linda Harvey, p. 44, from On Global Wizardry, Peter Jones)

In True Detective, a TV series about the investigation of satanic ritual murders commissioned by demonized occultists in high places--the human tools of dark forces influencing our society--sacrifices are made to the “Yellow King” an effigy of a horned god.

The French occultist Eliphas Levi's depiction of the horned deity in his book Dogmes et Rituels de la Haute Magie (Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic) is the official visual representation of Baphomet.  Levi depicted Baphomet as an androgynous, winged humanoid goat with breasts and a torch between its horns.  The figure bears numerous similarities to the horned-deities enumerated above and also includes several other occult symbols relating to the Mystery concepts embodied by the horned-deity.

In the preface of his book Levi said the goat on the frontispiece carries the sign of the pentagram on the forehead,

"....with one point at the top, a symbol of light, his two hands forming the sign of Hermeticism, the one pointing up to the white moon of Chesed, the other pointing down to the black one of Geburah. This sign expresses the perfect harmony of mercy with justice. His one arm is female, the other male like the ones of the androgyn of Khunrath, the attributes of which we had to unite with those of our goat because he is one and the same symbol. The flame of intelligence shining between his horns is the magic light of the universal balance, the image of the soul elevated above matter, as the flame, whilst being tied to matter, shines above it. The ugly beast’s head expresses the horror of the sinner, whose materially acting, solely responsible part has to bear the punishment exclusively; because the soul is insensitive according to its nature and can only suffer when it materializes. The rod standing instead of genitals symbolizes eternal life, the body covered with scales the water, the semi-circle above it the atmosphere, the feathers following above the volatile. Humanity is represented by the two breasts and the androgyn arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences.”

The beasts head expresses the ages old Gnostic hatred of physical matter, meaning that birth, life, and body are evils, for in birth the soul finds itself constricted within the awful limitations of a body.   In its modern incarnation the beast's head is the sigil of the satanic inversion signifying hatred not only of birth, life and body but of physical Resurrection.  Birth, Resurrection and eternal embodied life in a physical paradise are death while death is birth since it liberates the suffering soul from its prison.  In this way of thinking, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, the 9/11 killers, Kermit Gosnell and other mass murderers did their victims a favor by killing them.

In this light, Baphomet visually represents the demonic forces of evil that for over fifty years have been encircling and sweeping over and through our dechristianized culture closing the souls of Americans to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Physician of our souls, while opening them to powers of darkness.  Baphomet therefore signals the nearly completed inversion of the order of creation and reversal of the direction of Biblical theism so that Special Creation, birth and Resurrection are evil while evolutionary naturalism (nihilism), death and iniquity are good but evil better.

With Special Creation virtually replaced by the occult science of energy (evolution),  the masses of deluded now believe that men have not fallen from perfection but instead are gradually evolving upward from their primordial matter and ape beginnings toward greater and greater spiritual perfection.  Self-perfecting man no longer needs a Savior as the idea of "conscious evolution" means there is an irresistible Force within each person, a universal Force that when activated grants unimaginable psychic powers, even immortality.  Thus deluded man believes he can save himself,  and perhaps even attain god-hood.

Baphomet thus denotes the mystical pantheist 'oneness' of man with nature, his evolutionary ascent and culmination in the Babylonian Magic Way of reaching divine status and psychic powers through meditation and/or channeling techniques.   From the time of the Babylonians, the quest of divine status and psychic powers has been guided by disembodied spirits who were assumed to be former humans who had perfected themselves and escaped the wheel of karma and now enable initiates to evolve spiritually into higher and higher states of consciousness.  At the highest level the mind of the initiate becomes 'one with' the impersonal god-force, or prima materia, the God-less first cause of all that exists:

"Most deep ecologists are pantheists, and many explicitly embrace Hinduism, Buddhism or Confucianism...Some actively seek to revive Druidism, witchcraft, Native American religions and---among feminists---goddess worship."  Drawing from Eastern religions and evolutionary science, "they place man's identity with the rest of nature in his ascent through the evolutionary chain of being."  Thus one environmentalist conducts workshops in which participants are urged "to remember their alleged evolutionary history by rolling on the ground and imagining what their lives were like as dead leaves, slugs, and lichens." (Deep Ecology, Neopaganism & Global Warming, E. Calvin Beisner, pp. 172-173, from On Global Wizardry, Peter Jones)

 Upon inspection, the visual image of Baphomet reveals that each occult symbol is balanced with its opposite to show that the next great evolutionary leap to come requires the fusion of polar opposites.  This means good with evil, light with dark, man's dark side with his good side, male with female, man with nature, the Christian Church with the devil's world system, God the Father (Spirit)  with prima materia, the Holy Spirit with Kundalini, and according to Teilhard de Chardin, the transformation and integration of the Hindu god Shiva (The Destroyer) by Christ:

It is not enough to refuse or ridicule Shiva: for he exists.  What is necessary, is to Christify him.  Christ  would not be complete if he did not integrate Shiva (as a component), whilst transforming him.” (Towards a New Mysticism: Teilhard de Chardin and Eastern Religions, Ursula King)

Baphomet is therefore an androgynous 'gay' figure bearing the physical characteristics of both sexes because natural man (animalized or beast- man) fully embraces and has become the brute beast that is his evil side (sin nature). The concept of the two-in-one is of great importance in occult philosophy as it represents the highest level of initiation in the quest of becoming “one with divine prima materia."

The so-called 'highest' level is actually the reverse, for this level is where the initiate has achieved the ultimate meaning of two-in-one: demonic possession.   It usually takes many years to arrive at this level of evil where beast-man believes reality is within his own skull, that he is a god (or goddess) with the power to create his own universe of power and a narrative to accompany it:

"Evolution is no longer viewed as a mindless affair, quite the opposite. It is mind enlarging its domain up the chain of species."  Evolution is the “universe...a mind that oversees, orchestrates, and gives order and structure to all things."   We are now the highly evolved ones, therefore no longer, "obliged to make our behavior conform with a set of pre-existing cosmic rules. It is our creation now. We make the rules. We establish the parameters of reality. We create the world, and because we do, we no longer feel beholden to outside forces. We no longer have to justify our behavior, for we are now the architects of the universe. We are responsible to nothing outside ourselves. for we are the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever.” (Algeny, Jeremy Rifkin, 1983, p. 188)

It is also at this level where natural man believes he has a right to determine who lives or dies.  In the Soviet Union, for example, the God-and-human hating beast-man, Vladimir Lenin, exulted that,

"Darwin put an end to the belief that the animal and vegetable species bear no relation to one another (and) that they were created by God, and hence immutable." (Fatal Fruit, Tom DeRosa, p. 9)

Lenin exercised godlike power over life and death. He saw himself as, "the master of the knowledge of the evolution of social species." It was Lenin who "decided who should disappear by virtue of having been condemned to the dustbin of history." From the moment Lenin made the "scientific" decision that the bourgeoisie represented a stage of humanity that evolution had surpassed,

"...its liquidation as a class and the liquidation of the individuals who actually or supposedly belonged to it could be justified." (The Black Book of Communism, p. 752)

Speaking of Stalin, Milovan Djilas, a prominent Communist leader of Yugoslavia, said,

"Was it not so that the demonic power and energy of Stalin consisted in this, that he made the (Communist) movement and every person in it to pass to a state of confusion and stupefaction, thus creating and ensuring his reign of fear..."  (Marx & Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 54)

Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, described the monstrously evil Beria, Stalin's right-hand man as a frightening,

"...wicked demon...A terrible demon had taken possession of my father's soul." (ibid, p. 54)

Alain Brossat draws the following conclusions about the Soviet Union and the blatantly occult Nazi Germany, and the ties that bind them:

"The 'liquidation' of the Muscovite executioners, a close relative of the 'treatment' carried out by Nazi assassins, is a linguistic microcosm of an irreparable mental and cultural catastrophe that was in full view on the Soviet Stage. The value of human life collapsed, and thinking in categories replaced ethical thought…In the discourse and practice of the Nazi exterminators, the animalization of Other…was closely linked to the ideology of race. It was conceived in the implacably hierarchical racial terms of "subhumans" and "supermen"…but in Moscow in 1937, what mattered…was the total animalization of the Other, so that a policy under which absolutely anything was possible could come into practice." (Black Book of Communism, p. 751)

In the demonically twisted logic of the beastly god-man, since he is God, then 2 + 2 can be five or nine, up can be down, freedom can mean slavery, life can mean death, and he can kill, destroy, steal, rape and sodomize all he wants because he make the rules.  Hence the satanic maxim of this century's leading satanic philosopher and occultist, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947):

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law, love under will." (Liber Al vel Legis or The Book of the Law)

Returning to Baphomet, his phallus is actually Hermes’ Caduceus – a rod intertwined with two serpents. This ancient symbol has represented Hermeticism since the ancient Egyptian pantheon with its' worship of the horned serpent right up through our own time:

 "The UN Meditation Room mural is divided into 72 separate sections—the tetragrammaton or Divine Name of 72 words. It depicts triangles and pyramids representing "the deity" in accordance with the ancient Babylonian symbols. Also a part of this mural is a spiral figure intertwined with a diagonal line which may represent Hermes Wand, the Cadeuces, traditional symbol of the sex forces or Kundalini.  The mural's center sphere and outer circle roughly form an eye. The "all seeing eye" of the deity theme is to be repeated in the Temple building by a glass eye faceted like a diamond to reflect the rays of the sun through the six wings."   On April 24, 1957, when the Meditation Room was reopened, the late Dag Hammarskjold, UN Secretary General, described this pagan stone as an altar to universal religion: "The altar is the symbol of the God of all," he said."  (The Temple of Understanding, Edith Kermit Roosevelt, The New Hampshire Sunday Times News, October 21, 1962 © Edith Kermit Roosevelt Syndicate)

Esoterically, the Caduceus represents the activation of chakras, from the base of the spine to the pineal gland, using serpent power otherwise known as the seething force of Lucifer, the Universal Mind, the Force, Astral Light, or Lucifer the angel of evolution, according to occult New Age theologian David Spangler.

 From the time of the ancients serpent power has been important to religious and mythological symbolism all around the world. Within the Egyptian mysteries, serpent power was associated with elemental spirits,

"...the elemental forces that were in play before the creation of the world." (Carl Teichrib, Gods of Ancient Egypt, p. 182)

 In his book, "The Sign of the Serpent," Mark Balfour relates how pervasive serpent symbols are within India and the Hindu religion:

"Any observant traveler who moves from the snow-tipped Himalayas in the North to the sun-soaked sands of Cape Comorin at India's southern tip, will encounter – particularly in the rural areas and at sacred centres of pilgrimage wherever Siva, God of both Divine Wisdom and regeneration, is the presiding Deity – the serpent motif sculptured within shrines, impressed on myriads of stone implants in the ground and depicted in art." (A Short Guide to Occult Symbols: Serpent Power, Carl Teichrib, 2005, Kjos Ministries)

Balfour elaborates on this belief:

"In Hinduism, the Cosmic Serpent – Ananta Sesha – symbolic of timeless eternity, carries the world on his 1000-fold [Cobra] hood...As the creative impulse stirs within the great Serpent in the Sky – when passive idea becomes active thought – the forces of attraction and repulsion come into play as 'spirit' begins its involution into "matter." (ibid, Teichrib)

Moreover, Kundalini yoga, a discipline within Hinduism, teaches that latent serpent power lies at the base of the etheric human spine,

"...like a coiled serpent, ready to spring." (Harper's Dictionary of Hinduism, p. 156, ibid, Teichrib)

Through strenuous yoga techniques, serpent power uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the body of the initiate. Serpent power, or evolution as it is popularly known today, is considered,

"(to be a) concentrated field of intelligent cosmic, invisible energy absolutely vital to life beginning in the base of the spine as a man or a woman begins to evolve in their first incarnation." (The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary, p. 343, ibid, Teichrib) 

Serpent power can be imbibed mentally as well as imparted by laying on of hands, or Shakti-pat. The demon-possessed Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajineesh was called the "divine drunkard" by his disciples, and according to Tal Brook, author of "Riders of the Cosmic Circuit," by his millions of worshippers in India, America, and Europe and throughout the world. Rajineesh encouraged his devotees to come and drink from him, meaning, receive his touch:

"His spiritual 'wine' was often passed on with a single touch to the head (Shakti-pat), at which his followers would collapse in ecstatic laughter. Another famous guru, Swami Muktananda, would hold meetings at which thousands of his followers from around the world came to receive his touch. They experienced uncontrollable laughing, roaring, barking, hissing, crying, shaking, as well as falling unconscious." (Rose, p. 217)

These demon-possessed gurus were imparting to their adoring worshippers experiences they had undergone during initiation rituals and which they attributed to spirit-possession.

Veteran researcher Brooks Alexander observes of Rajineesh, Muktananda and other gurus:

"All of these gurus espouse a similar philosophy, and they all turn it into practice in a similar way. It is a pattern that we find not only in tantra (Indo-Tibetan occultism), but in European Satanism, antinomian Gnosticism, and ancient pagan sorcery as well." (Book Review: Riders of the Cosmic Circuit," in SCP Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1987, p. 39) 

According to Alexander, occult Eastern teachings and techniques have been assimilated into our church and our culture. With remarkable speed and ease, both Eastern and Western occult ideas (i.e., evolutionary science) and spiritist techniques (i.e. channeling)for contacting spirits such as trance music, brain-altering drugs, meditation and yoga are being propagated to undiscerning Westerners and Americans, within and without the church, on a mass scale:

"...they are filtered through the pervasive secularism of our culture. In this way they are demystified without changing their essential content. The basic components of an Eastern/occult world view are recast in forms of expression that are naturalistic, scientific, and humanistic...Occult philosophy is being secularized and psychologized with increasing refinement....Their underlying themes run through contemporary science, economics, politics, art, psychology, and religion." (The Coming Darkness, p. 55)

The Book of Revelation pinpoints Babylon as the post-flood center of an evil creed---an occult pagan Mystery religion based on advaitic monism, occult science of energy issuing in evolutionary transformism of one kind of thing into another higher kind of thing, psychic powers, astrology, exalted priesthood, gnosis, secret initiations, familiar spirits, the goddess and horned deity, androgyny, sexual perversions, and other evils.

In this light, early Church Father Basil the Greats' warning to the faithful that they avoid babblers of nonsense who teach magical transformism makes sense:

"[A]void the nonsense of those arrogant philosophers who do not blush to liken their soul to that of a dog, who say that they have themselves formerly been women, shrubs, or fish. Have they ever been fish? I do not know, but I do not fear to affirm that in their writings they show less sense than fish." (The Six Days’ Work 8:2, Church Father Basil the Great, A.D. 393).

It is the devilish Spirit of our age that emerged out of the Renaissance whose answer to the Lord Jesus Christ is the Cross (crucify Him) and whose fulfillment will be the Wicked One, the god of forces who is also Baphomet and Pan, that is obsessed by evolutionary transformism.  So much so that the Spirit performs the cult of demons by not only teaching their nonsensical doctrines to all who are susceptible but by stealthily supplanting Special Creation (Genesis account) with their damnable Babylonian magic. (2 Thess. 2:1-8)

Through his human tools, the god of forces has all but supplanted the miracle of six day creation, thereby ripping out the heart of the faith and leaving behind a desolation of abomination: a Christless form of Christianity---the triumph of Baphomet.

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The Spirit of Our Age & Antichrist

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome .....The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.  Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God... The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us....John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, 'This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me...." John 1: 1-17

From the beginning of His earthly ministry, there were those who received Him but many more who would not, and so it will be until the end.   The former are those who recognize and admit their sinful condition while the latter, being full of stubborn pride, will not.

Not even the mighty miracle of creation ex nihilo as described in John’s Gospel and Christ’s own bodily resurrection (Luke 16:31) can persuade those who choose not to believe.

This willful unbelief in Christ had been prophesied long before.  In support of this John cites  Isaiah 53:1-3

Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.”

In order to be received, one must be acceptable.  Christ is rejected by proud, rebellious men along with His offer of salvation because He is not acceptable.  Thus the world’s final word to Him is the cross.

At the root of the rejection of Jesus Christ God incarnate is the rebellious assertion that man has not been created by Him, that he is not dependent upon Him for his own life, thus he is not created in His spiritual image.  He is rather, a conscious product of evolution, thus not dependent upon the living God for he is a man-god who can choose to murder God or to create sock-puppet deities to do his bidding, for he is the master of science, matter, energy, time, being, and the world who through his own knowledge and powers will save himself.

Blaming the living God in three Persons for their suffering, much of it self-inflicted, rebels say to Him, "you are not my father:"

"I am I, I come out of myself, and in choice and action I make myself." (Daniel Bell, quoted by Herbert Schlossberg in "Idols for Destruction," p. 43)

The Spirit of our age is rebellious, defiant man who has lost his faith and joined the burgeoning ranks of natural men who hold that nothing exists but the natural dimension here below.  This spirit of defiance finds completion in the arrival of the Man of Sin, the Satan possessed Antichrist who as the spirit Lucifer is the god of Masonry:

"We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition.  To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees---The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.....Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay (the Triune God), the God of Darkness and Evil." (New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, William T. Still, p. 124)

The man who receives into himself the whole operation of Satan organizes the political, economic, scientific (mandated universal evolution), and religious cult of Satan, which will be military in character.  The nature of the militaristic cult will be absolute as its' purpose is total seizure of both the world's resources and the whole man---his will, mind, conscience and soul---by taking possession of his body through a Luciferian Initiation.

Discussed with great excitement among the world's powerful occult pantheist New Age Luciferian initiates and gurus, most of them under the influence of spirit guides, this much anticipated event will directly link the initiated masses with the Antichrist, the being described as "the angel of man's evolution" by New Age leader David Spangler.   (Reflections on the Christ,  p.37)

The world will adore and worship the Antichrist, for it is already of one mind with this man, a morally and intellectually perfected natural man, a god-man who will not confess that Christ is the Son of God.

The Man of Sin is acceptable to the world since he is a natural man who is a great biblical exegete, a charismatic politician and a great man of science and evolution who authoritatively affirms beyond doubt that the Genesis account of creation is indeed a book of myths.

Since he plans to tear the heart out of the church (Jesus Christ crucified and risen) and use the Christless church for his worldly enterprise, he also authoritatively affirms every non-Christian claim made by heretics and the apostatizing (i.e., billions of years of evolution,  god is within, prosperity gospel, social gospel, seeker-sensitive).

At these glad tidings, the majority of wavering bishops, cardinals, pastors, reverends, monks and intellectuals are instantly seduced into apostasy.  Like hapless moths to a flame they fly to  him for at long last they have found the man they can adore, a man who loves nobody but himself and whose relationship with Christ is defined,

".... as one of superiority (for he will never) bow before Him like the most stupid of Christians (nor) mutter senselessly....'Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me'....'I, the bright genius, the superman! No, never!... Devoured with envy of Jesus Christ he cries out "He rotted in the tomb, rotted like the lowest..."(Vladimir Soloviev cited in The Wrath of God: The Days of Antichrist, Livio Fanzaga, pp. 39-41)

 Soloviev, a brilliant Russian philosopher and theologian (1853-1900), masterfully portrays a striking contrast between the apostles of Christ and apostles of the Antichrist. The former receive the power of the living God and are full of wisdom, truth, humility, and courage of conviction while the latter receive the power of the devil and are full of  pride, covetousness, burning envy, persistent lies, arrogance, defiance, murderous hate, blasphemy, cursing, resentment, deception and perversion.

Additionally, Solovievs' predictions regarding events in our age (i.e., idolatry, confusion, revolutions, lawlessness, hatred between brethren, division among Christians, apostasy) are astonishing in their prescience, primarily because they not only offer an amazingly accurate glimpse into the mind of the idolatrous man-god who will become the Antichrist but because they also illustrate the real obstacle to salvation, the refusal by proud men to recognize, admit and repent of their sins.

Evolution, the 'One Ring to rule them all/One Ring to find them/One Ring to bring them all/and in the darkness bind them."  (The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien,1892-1973)

While Soloviev recorded his stunning vision in “A Short Tale of the Antichrist,” Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914), an English Catholic priest, recorded his prescient vision in "Lord of the World."

Like the Ruling Ring endued with the serpent power of Sauron, the evolutionary thinking that mesmerizes and transfixes Western and American minds, becoming their own 'precious,' prepares people to not only embrace the occult pantheist religion sweeping over the dechristianized West and America but to worship, adore and become bound to Antichrist, for this fascinating human-god (Mr. Felsenburgh) is the first perfected product of nature and evolutionary forces. Mr. Felsenburgh has arisen and he is,

"....the first perfect product of that new cosmopolitan creation to which the world has labored throughout its history..." (p 85)

He fascinates men and they excitedly declare they have seen,

"...the Son of Man,' the 'Savior of the world,' we knew Him in our hearts as soon as we saw Him, as soon as He stood there. It was like a glory around his head (and now we) understand it all... It was He for whom we have waited so long; and He has come, bringing Peace and Goodwill in His hands." (pp. 85, 89)

Christianity failed, it divided people. But now Jehovah is gone. He never existed at all except as a hideous nightmare. Now at long last man can forget Jesus for man’s natural Savior has arisen.  He will liberate them from Hell, merge all religions that all roads lead to the same place and by his Great Work, his Opus Magnum, magically merge all opposites so there will be neither truth or untruth, male or female, good or evil, sodomy or natural relations, for Antichrist has established peace by dealing with all conditions that lead to strife, lust, envy and covetousness.  This he has done by fulfilling the communist ideal in the grounding of all mankind in absolute sameness.  This absolute is an,

"....equality of universal satiety (of sin)" (ibid, p. 140)

At this, all of the world's unrepentant sinners pray to the Antichrist, the beast, and say,

"Who is there like unto the beast."  Rev. 13:7-8

At long last,

"The reign of God has really begun (and) we are all partakers of God" because God is in everything, including all men...."Jehovah has fallen. He is in His grave." In His place is the evolved Son of Man, a god indeed and a man as well..."a god because human and a man because so divine." (ibid, pp. 93, 95)

Soloviev's and Benson’s predictions regarding events in our age are astonishing in their prescience, primarily because they not only offer an amazingly accurate glimpse into the mind of the proud man who will become the Antichrist but they also illustrate the real obstacle to salvation, the refusal by proud, willful men to recognize and admit their sinful condition; as described by both men, the Antichrist and his disciples suffer the same massively inflated pride and envy that transformed Lucifer into the devil.

@Linda Kimball
 

Arcane Evolution: A Many Headed Hydra

In "The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues," Phil Robinson writes that in the post-Christian U.K. attacks against special creation (Genesis account) are relentless and display a level of aggressive intolerance that is hard to stomach, coming as they do from the self-proclaimed ‘voices of reason.’  Some schools have already banned the teaching of special creation in favor of evolutionary 'science.'   (creation.com, Mar. 9, 2014)

Throughout the West and here in America the war against the Genesis account of creation is justified by the erroneous idea that evolution is factual science, thus intolerance of creation is often presented as a ‘science versus religion’ or ‘faith versus reason’ debate.

But what is evolutionary science?

In the impeccably researched "Scientific Analysis of the Writings of Alice A. Bailey and their Applications,"  Robert A. Hermann Ph.D. traces "modern" evolutionary science – which has infiltrated the whole body of the Christian Church – back to 1750 and the Spanish-French occultist the Martine's de Pasqually (1715?-1779) whose biological conception predates Darwin's theory and held that an adept spiritually evolves into higher and higher forms on various evolutionary levels. In other words, man's inner person, his human soul, transmutates from humankind to god-kind. (raherrmann.com)

Occultism is the 'scientific' search for and study of unseen reality. It is arcane knowledge of the hidden and its' powers. From Chaldean (Babylonian) Mystery Religion adepts to Aztec and Mayan adepts, Hindu god-men, Masonic and New Age adepts,  this arcane knowledge is meant only for the 'illumined' few--- adepts, initiates and fellow practitioners of the magic way.

Occult sciences include, but are not limited to, Hermetic magic, alchemy, astrology, divination, and spiritualism (contact with spirits). Interpretation of occultism and its concepts can be found in nature philosophies, esoteric evolutionary biology and occult pagan systems such as Gnosticism, Theosophy, Wicca, Satanism, Thelema and neo-paganism.

Modern Science: What is it?

In the impeccably researched, "The Making of the New Spirituality," James A. Herrick observes that the scientific tradition in Renaissance Europe developed around three basic approaches: the organic, the mechanical and the magical.   It was magical and/or occult science, though the least rational of the three, that provided the greatest impetus for scientific exploration,

"judged by its contribution to the Scientific Revolution, we may see it as the most important."  (p. 45)

In "God and the Knowledge of Reality," the Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921–2010), reveals that rebellion against the Christian God is why occult science provided the greatest impetus. During the Renaissance said Molnar, certain Christian theologians, mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg had discovered Hermetic magic and occult Jewish Kabbalah texts originating in Chaldea during Jewish exile.  Churchmen studied and translated these ancient magic doctrines resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah. Then like Pico della Mirandola, they argued that occult hermetic science – the divine technology or Magic Way of reaching divine status and powers through ritual procedures (spiritual evolution) is the best proof of the divinity of Christ. In other words said Molnar,

".....by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church. In Pico's estimation, 'nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala' (there is no science that would prove for us Christ's divinity better than magic and the Cabala.)" (pp. 78-79)

Pico and like-minded humanists sought not proof of Christ's divinity but rather proof of their own by way of magic science.

Occult science and manipulation by the magician of arcane symbols, numerals, formulas, and knowledge pertaining to the hidden dimension of true reality are inseparably linked in esoteric doctrines.  Therefore, in order for the modern magician to attain deification of self he must manipulate into irrelevance the supernatural dimension, the Authority and Revealed Word of God beginning with the literal and historic meaning of the Genesis account of creation in order that 'matter' either pre-exist or come into being from a Cosmic Egg (Big Bang) under direction of the magician.  Whereas ancient magicians resorted to secret formulas and manipulation of temporal objects, modern magic takes place in the mind of the magician. In either scenario the action of the magician results in,

....an absolute although hidden concordance between the lower and the higher worlds, the key of which lends to the magus incalculable powers.” (Salvation through Technology: Creating A Posthuman New Breed, Dr. Martin Erdmann, herescopeblogspot.com, April 23, 2011)

One of the primary goals of the Hermetic magician said Molnar, is separation of the soul from the body (altered consciousness leading to purification for 'elites,' homogenization for the masses), and second, the spiritualization of all matter.  Dr. Martin Erdmann, in his key article "The Spiritualization of Science, Technology, and Education in a One-World Society," explains how achieving altered consciousness was a primary agenda of the Human Potential Movement.  In his thesis he states: 

"Inspired in part by Aldous Huxley's publications and his advocacy of psychedelic drugs, intellectuals such as Willis W. Harman emphasized irrational meditative/mind emptying exercises, or the use of hallucinogens as a more congenial basis for scientific and technological progress.  Calling for a new metaphysic of science/technology, the proponents of the Human Potential Movement perceive the religious heritage of the West---based on Christian premises---as the greatest impediment of an evolving "cosmic conscience."   In gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the spiritual and material processes of the universe, a mystically inclined elite of technically enhanced human mutants would be able to usher in a homogenous world socialist society, perhaps not altogether different from the one envisioned in Brave New World."   (Altered States: A Different Gate, Sarah Leslie and Pastor Larry DeBruyn, Apr. 28, 2011, Herescope) 

Undermining and destroying the Christian heritage of the West is necessary for the goal of aborting individual Imago Dei in order to produce the spiritual homogenization of the masses. Darwin’s formula is the necessary first step in this magical undertaking:

“….the doctrine of evolution has swept the world, not on the strength of its scientific merits, but precisely in its capacity as a Gnostic myth. It affirms, in effect, that living things created themselves, which is in essence a metaphysical claim….Thus…evolutionism is a metaphysical doctrine decked out in scientific garb….it is a scientistic myth (that) implicitly denies the transcendent origin of being; for indeed, only after the living creature has been speculatively reduced to an aggregate of particles does Darwinist transformism become conceivable.”  ( Dr. Wolfgang Smith in From Old Gnosticism to New Age I, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 30-31)

The magic way of intellectual and moral transcendence (deification) was made possible by the inventers of theories of spiritual/cosmic evolution.   Molnar writes that travelers on this  highway were characteristically recruited from theology.  Some of these inventers are,

Bergson, Laberthonniere, Le Roy, Blondel, Bloch, Teilhard de Chardin, Heidegger, Bultmann, Karl Rahner, and numerous others…”  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, p. 133)

Modern Magic Science

Humanist rationalism (magic thinking), Hermetic magic, esoteric Cabala, alchemy, Buddhism, reincarnation and karma, naturalism, evolutionary thinking  and other forms of occultism were two sides of the same revival of Renaissance paganism and mystical pantheism underlying the intellectual edifice of modern natural science and evolutionary biology. Thus, as C.S. Lewis argued in his great masterpiece, That Hideous Strength, occultism and humanistic rationalism are not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies that are united against the supernatural Triune God, creation ex nihilo, His Authority and Revealed Word, faithful Christianity and Christian civilization.

Lewis underscores this point in “The Abolition of Man:”

“You will even find people who write about the sixteenth century as if Magic were a medieval survival and Science the new thing that came in to sweep it away. Those who have studied the period know better. There was very little magic in the Middle Ages: the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are the high noon of magic. The serious magical endeavour and the serious scientific endeavour are twins: one was sickly and died, the other strong and throve. But they were twins. They were born of the same impulse. I allow that some (certainly not all) of the early scientists were actuated by a pure love of knowledge. But if we consider the temper of that age as a whole we can discern the impulse of which I speak.”

Modern magic science is undergirded by occult Hermetic Kabbalah, a syncretic system that draws on Gnosticism, Western astrology, alchemy, ancient Egyptian hermeticism, Greco-Roman nature religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, reincarnation/karma, spiritual and alchemically-based biological evolutionary sciences, neoplatonism, the Enochian system of angelic magic of John Dee and Edward Kelley, Rosicrucianism, tantra, and tarot cards, which are seen as keys to the occult Tree of Life, or Ouroboros (the body of the cosmic serpent).

English theologian G.H. Pember (1837-1910) affirms the well-researched conclusions of Dr. Molnar, Robert A. Hermann and C.S. Lewis in his classic work, "Earth's Earliest Ages."  Pember thoroughly examines the role of satanic forces during the time of Noah and compares them to the explosion of spiritism (open intercourse with evil spirits) and occult science and similar traditions sweeping across Christendom.

Pember notes that occult systems are no longer veiled in mystery but boldly presented by the rising occult brotherhood as the fruit of modern science, especially evolutionary philosophy, which the brotherhood assert was included in the instructions given,

"...to the initiates of the Hermetic, Orphic, Eleusinian, and Cabbalistic mysteries, and were familiar to Chaldean Magi, Egyptian Priests, Hindu Occultists, Essenes, Therapeutae Gnostics, and Theurgic Neo-Platonists." (Pember, pp.243-244)

The evangelical apostate Alice Bailey (1880-1949), is a major architect of the brotherhood's rapidly spreading  occult New Age movement, a spiritual juggernaut that effects a counter-conversion of consciousness that closes the soul to Jesus Christ while opening it to powers of darkness.

According to Bailey's contemporary apostles, the 'Plan' for the coming New Age can be traced back to the fall of Lucifer and his angels from heaven. Bailey's demon-master, the Tibetan, described the revolt of the angels against the Holy God as part of the "divine plan of evolution," by which angels

"descended from their sinless and free state of existence in order to develop full divine awareness on earth."  (Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 224)

In this total reversal and inversion of the Revealed Word of God, the Fall of man was really an evolutionary ascent to liberating knowledge by which man's eyes were opened to good (Satan) and evil (the Holy God).  Thus Helena Blavatsky, another important servant of Satan and architect of New Age spirituality concluded that it is but natural,

"...to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind.  For it was he who was the 'Harbinger of Light,' bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah...Indeed, (mankind) was taught wisdom and the hidden knowledge by the 'Fallen Angel."   As man's benefactor, Lucifer continues to assist man's evolution.   In the words of the apostate evangelical, now New Age theologian David Spangler, a disciple of both Blavatsky and Bailey, Lucifer is 'the angel of man's evolution."  (ibid, pp. 224-225)

Free Masonry, the secular twin of occult New Age, is also grounded in occult Hermetic Kabbalah.  According to occultist Mason Manly Hall, evolution is the seething energy of Lucifer that when properly channeled enables the initiate to spiritually evolve.  Thus, when the initiate has learned the mystery of his Craft:

"The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy." (New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, William T. Still, p. 30)

In Hinduism, an important element of Hermetic Kabbalah, evolution is serpent power, the creative impulse within the Ouroboros or Cosmic Serpent,

"As the creative impulse stirs within the great Serpent in the Sky – when passive idea becomes active thought – the forces of attraction and repulsion come into play as 'spirit' begins its involution into "matter." (A Short Guide to Occult Symbols: Serpent Power, Carl Teichrib, 2005, Kjos Ministries)

Moreover, Kundalini yoga, a discipline within Hinduism, teaches that latent serpent power (evolution) lies at the base of the etheric human spine,

"...like a coiled serpent, ready to spring." (Harper's Dictionary of Hinduism, p. 156, ibid, Teichrib)

Through strenuous yoga techniques, serpent power uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the human body. Serpent power is considered,

"(to be a) concentrated field of intelligent cosmic, invisible energy absolutely vital to life beginning in the base of the spine as a man or a woman begins to evolve in their first incarnation." (The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary, p. 343, ibid, Teichrib)

Whereas esoteric evolutionary biology outwardly denies anything nonphysical and supposedly confines itself to physical laws when in fact it is Hermetic and alchemical occult science positing an alchemical transmutation of chemicals resulting in the emergence of life,  New Age occult science openly deals with spiritual laws and living forces believed to govern the physical. Thus for instance, progressive creationists claim that a God under their control created the Big Bang and directs evolution while Teilhard de Chardin  built off of Darwin's materialist theory of evolution to teach that after millions of years of evolution a cosmic christ has alchemically emerged from evolving matter.

The 'New" Spirituality

Prior to the turn of the century, the Christian God was already dead in the hearts of America's 'elite' evolutionary progressives, and upon the arrival of Swami Vivekananda at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 they eagerly embraced him:

"He was immediately lionized by high society in Boston and New York. Philosophers at Harvard were mightily impressed. Many wealthy high society types and intellectuals reverted to the Buddhist idea that self is an illusion. They constituted a '... hard core of disciples who supported him and his grandiose dream: the evangelizing of the Western world by....Vedantic (monistic) Hinduism." (Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 21)

Vedanta Societies were established in America and Europe for the purpose of injecting Vedantic ideas into the bloodstream of the West and America. Among those who helped disseminate Vedanta monism were Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, Somerset Maugham, and Teilhard de Chardin.

The Sixties witnessed a whole series of Indian gurus make their mark on the student generation. Popular culture was introduced to any number of  evolutionary nature systems, from Vedanta monism, Zen Buddhism, pantheism, panentheism, reincarnation and karma to belief in a vague immanent 'force,' World Soul, Gaia (Mother Earth) and Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point:

".....de Chardin believed that humanity could achieve a form of Godhood or a high level of spirituality called the Omega Point. This was an evolutionary process that everyone could attain through discipline and dedication to the path of enlightenment." (Reflections of the Omega Point, Frank Tipler, omegapoint.org)

The exciting new evolutionary spirituality discouraged belief in the Biblical God and Genesis account and promised followers that by dedication to the path of enlightenment they would attain godhood by way of the spiritual evolution of their souls that would merge them with the cosmic universe. Through guided imagery, Tantric sex, kundalini yoga, hypnosis, possibility-thinking, dream-work, past-life regression, mind-altering drugs, trance music, channeling  and a host of other spiritistic practices initiates could be raised to new levels of consciousness, develop psychic powers, release their souls from their bodies through astral projection and merge their consciousness with the void.

In his article, "Confronting Neo-Paganism in the Culture and the Church" Dr. Peter Jones reports that many of the architects of the new evolutionary spirituality,

".... such as Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, and Huston Smith were converts of Vedanta ..... Contemporary architects... call themselves 'Cultural Creative's,' 'Progressives,' 'Evolutionaries,' 'Integral Spiritualists,' 'Interspiritualists' or 'Transtraditional Spiritualists.' It is doubtless true to say that the key New Age leaders and their present disciples all claim some form of Vedantic enlightenment." (truthexchange, Apr. 12, 2011)

Spiritual evolutionist and Vedanta prophet Ken Wilber, a Mahayana Buddhist from a Christian background, teaches "integral spirituality." A popular author whose arcane science teachings have been avidly studied by world leaders, politicians (i.e. Bill Clinton and Al Gore), scholars, writers, artists, musicians, spiritual teachers and pop culture icons, Wilber combines evolution with the world's nature religions, morals, and Eastern and Western philosophy so as to establish a universal panentheist spirituality.

Wilber imagines that the entire universe is God evolving from matter through billions of years toward de Chardin's 'Omega Point.' Having evolved from matter the primitive ape-man now evolves toward total god-consciousness, and in this way, the imaginary god is in process of becoming while evolution becomes conscious of itself.

A form of Christianized-Vedanta monism is already here, said Dr. Peter Jones:

"Evolutionary Christianity is producing the longed-for and much-prophesied synthesis, namely, the union of science and spirituality.... Evolutionary Christianity is a variant of Wilber's 'Theory of Everything,' a worldview of (Vedanta monism) that claims to explain everything through the notion of human evolution into a non-dual divine. Michael Dowd, the ex-Evangelical now evangelist for evolution (agrees) with Bishop's Spong's post-theistic Christianity (and) declares supernatural other-worldly religion will die out for a post-metaphysical natural religion."

Jones adds that Evolutionary Christianity is an online gathering place for:

"....evangelical theistic evolutionists, 'progressive' Emergent Christian leaders, radical post-theistic Christian liberals, Christian non-dual mystics, pro-homosexual ministers, radical religious feminists, and recognized evolutionary scientists. Some are deeply influenced by Pierre Teillard de Chardin, and pagan "geologians" such as Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme."

Emergent Church Pastor Rob Bell for example, enthusiastically endorses Ken Wilber and claims to be reinventing Christianity as an Eastern religion while evangelical leader Leonard Sweet uses quantum physics to 'scientifically' prove that God is 'in' everything. Not surprisingly, Sweet cites Teilhard de Chardin as "20th century Christianity's major voice." (Normalizing Necromancy: Tempting the Church to Talk with the Dead, Worldview Weekend, 1/23/12)

Modern magicians conjured evolution.  So what is it?

Evolution is a many headed hydra. One head represents the spirit of apostasy that grew out of the embrace of occult science during the Renaissance.  A second head represents the head of idolatry, for men seeking deification of self have lifted their occult science and evolution to the supreme place of Jesus Christ, the Word incarnate.  It is to Him and His name that we must bow, not to 'scientific' pied pipers and their occult science and evolution.

Other heads signify the serpent power/universal life force worshipped by mankind from antiquity in its' many contemporary and ancient guises: Free Masonry's seething energies of Lucifer, the serpent power of Kundalini yoga, Teilhard's Cosmic Liturgy, the Cosmic Spirit of the universe, the New Age Luciferian angel of evolution, and the ''Christ' of the hugely popular "A Course in Miracles" whose god of forces speaks of an "irresistible Force" within each person, a universal Force that when activated grants unimaginable psychic powers, even immortality.

The 'Christ'  tells New Age leader Barbara Marx Hubbard that on the day of Planetary Pentecost a Planetary Smile will flash across the faces of all people who have accepted the Luciferian Initiation. There will be "uncontrollable joy" that the 'Christ' describes as the "joy of Force" that will "ripple" through the one body of collectivized humanity. ("False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? Warren B. Smith, p. 120)

Evolution is a living, malevolent intelligence; a multi-headed hydra that collectively represents the god of Forces who poses a question to his mesmerized worshippers,

"What if I am not a 'man' at all, but rather a Force, an 'Energy" in the universe, that IS the universe, and that is, in fact, All That Is. What if I am The Collective?" ("God" in Conversations with God: Book 3, p. 125, Neale Donald Walsh, ibid Warren B. Smith, p. 122)

@Linda Kimball

Revelation 12: The Beast from the Sea

On July 24, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI delivered a homily in northern Italy’s Cathedral of Aosta before Vespers.  Toward the end of his homily he praised the French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin as a model for priests, attributing to him the idea of a cosmic liturgy, which he said was something they should aim to achieve:

So our address to God becomes an address to ourselves:  God invites us to join with him, to leave behind the ocean of evil,  hatred, violence and selfishness and to make ourselves known, to enter into the river of his love….”Let Your Church offer herself to You as a living and holy sacrifice.  This request, addressed to God, is made also to ourselves. It is a reference to two passages from the Letter to the Romans. We ourselves, with our whole being, must be adoration and sacrifice and, by transforming our world, give it back to God.” (Benedict XVI Praises Cosmic Liturgy of Teilhard de Chardin; traditioninaction.org)

From North and South America to Eastern and Western Europe and the farthest reaches of the globe, fear, hate, and tension are building under powerful currents of change.  Foundations are rapidly crumbling and disintegrating as a New World Order strives to come up out of the seas under the guiding hands of global occult elite rulersand unseen spiritual forces of evil. (More Than Conquerors, William Hendrickson, p. 30)

An important architect of the NWO is Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), a heretic,  evolutionary scientist, New Age Hindu-style occult pantheist and Hermetic and alchemical magician who sought fusion of opposites-- of Jesus Christ with Lapis Philosophorum (enlightenment, elixir of life, the Omega Point),  man with woman (androgyne/transgender) and transgender with Omega point, the very substance of God.

Western esotericism, or occultism, is the search for and study of an unseen reality.  It is secret knowledge of the hidden.   This hidden or arcane knowledge is meant only for certain people, adepts and sages such as Teilhard de Chardin and like-minded esotericists.

Occult practices include but are not limited to Hermetic magic, alchemy, astrology, divination, and spiritualism (contact with spirits).  Interpretation of occultism and its concepts can be found in nature philosophies, occult sciences (evolutionary biology) and occult systems such asancient Egyptian Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Theosophy, Wicca, Satanism, Thelema and neo-paganism.

A general definition is offered by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke:

"Occultism has its basis in a religious way of thinking, the roots of which stretch back into antiquity and which may be described as the Western esoteric tradition. Its principal ingredients have been identified as Gnosticism, the Hermetic treatises on alchemy and magic, Neo-Platonism, and the Kabbalah, all originating in the eastern Mediterranean area during the first few centuries AD." (The Occult Roots of Nazism, Good-Rick-Clarke, p. 17)

 Under cover of 'science,' evolutionary biology is actually hidden knowledge (gnosis) based in a philosophy of naturalism and magic.  When asked why the layman should be interested  ”in so esoteric a subject as evolutionary biology,” one of the leading evolutionists of our day, Professor S.J. Gould responded:

“Because it tells us where we came from, how we got here, and perhaps where we are going. Quite simply, it is science’s version of Roots, except it is the story of us all.”   (The Religious Nature of Evolution Theory and its Attack on Christianity, John G. Leslie and Charles K. Pallaghy, Ph.D, creation.com)

 Evolutionary biology is an anti-creation account positing an alchemical vision holding that billions of years ago chemicals magically birthed from nothing by a Big Bang combined and transcended themselves after a hundred or a thousand identical operations thereby allowing the miraculous transmutation of chemicals into life.   Once life miraculously emerged, hidden natural processes were set in motion that after passage of vast ages supposedly eventuated in the arrival of man:

If man has arrived at his present state as a result of natural processes rather than a supernatural will, he can learn to control these processes…The concept of evolution, which is now basic to the life sciences, has provided new and in some ways revolutionary answers to questions men have been asking for centuries. The two most important of these are, ‘Why am I here, what is the purpose of human existence, and what is the nature of the world of life that surrounds us?”   (Dobzhansky, T., Ayala, F.J., Stebbins, G.L. and Valentine, J.W., Evolution, W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1977)

Teilhard’s quest was not the mere control of hidden processes however, but the ages-old alchemist’s dream of perfecting the material world or cosmos thereby transmuting (deifying) himself  by way of his own fusion with the Divine Energy variously known throughout the ancient and modern world as divine Mens, Brahman, Watery Abyss, Void, and Quantum Void,

“…the fixed center from which all material energies emanate.” (The Meaning of the Magicians, Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier, p. 118)

Pauwels and Bergier’s book heralded a new dawning of an age of alchemy.  Like Carl Jung and Teilhard they understood the religious impulse of alchemy:

For the alchemist, it must never be forgotten that power over matter and energy is only a secondary reality.  The real aim of the alchemist’s activities, which are perhaps the remains of a very old science belonging to a civilization long extinct, is the transformation of the alchemist himself, his accession to a higher state of consciousness…Everything is oriented towards the transmutation of man…his deification, his fusion with the divine energy…(and) as Teilhard put it: ‘The real aim of physics should be to integrate Man as a totality in a coherent representation of the world.” (ibid)

Alchemy is above all the ancient occult science of secret initiates from the time of Babylon--- the gnostic magicians who soughtesoteric knowledge (the Philosopher’s Stone) in their quest to perform the great work. Mircea Eliade explains:

The aim of the opus magnum (great work) was at once the freeing of the human soul and the healing of the cosmos….In the eyes of the alchemists, observes Jung, Christianity saved man but not nature.  It is the alchemist’s dream to heal the world in its totality; the Philosopher’s Stone is conceived as the Filius Macrcosmoi who heals the world…The ultimate goal of the opus is Cosmic Salvation; for this reason, the Lapis Philosophorum is identified with Christ.” (The Forge and the Crucible: The Origin and Structure of Alchemy, 1956, p. 225)

In pursuit of his Great Work, Teilhard invented a New Religion:

As you already know, what dominates my interest and my preoccupations is the effort to establish in myself and to spread around a new religion (you may call it a better Christianity) in which the personal God ceases to be the great Neolithic proprietor of former times, in order to become the soul of the world; our religious and cultural stage calls for this.” (Lettres a Leontine Zanta, quoted by von Hildebrand in Trojan Horse in the City of God, 1967, p. 239)

Teilhard willfully abandoned the ‘old’ form of Christian theism with its’ miraculous creation account ex nihilo, fall of Adam and Eve, Jesus Christ’s work on the cross, His bodily resurrection and ascension, and hope of eternal life in Paradise--positions he had nothing but contempt for-- in favor of modern scientific positions and self-deification,

“…all those goody-goody romances about the saints and the martyrs! Whatever normal child would want to spend eternity in such boring company?”  (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 584)

We need a ‘new definition of holiness,’ said Teilhard, one that is predicated upon evolutionary change. Henceforth, all theories, hypotheses, systems and Christianity itself must bow before seething evolutionary energies if they are to be thinkable and true:

The modern world is a world in evolution; hence the static concepts of the spiritual life must be rethought and the classical teachings of Christ must be reinterpreted.” (ibid)

Toward his goal of Cosmic Salvation Teilhard subsumed the Triune God into His own creation and secularized and pantheitized Christian theism to become the prophet of alchemy who has discovered that through fusion of universal evolutionism and the Genesis account of creation  the cosmos becomes divine.   In this way the magician promises to fulfill the ancient quest: the aim of the opus magnum.  With this sorcerer's power, said Teilhard:

“…I can increase the density of the divine atmosphere…that atmosphere in which it is always my one desire to be immersed….” (ibid)

Now that the cosmos is God, and the cosmos is evolving, then God too is in process of evolving, therefore,

“…the World…endomorphizes God, and that God….transforms himself as He incorporates us…All around us and within our own selves, God is in the process of changing….”   (The Heart of the Matter, de Chardin, pp. 52-53)

Rejecting the ‘the earlier conception that God could create instantaneously,’ the magician teaches instead that God is both the Evolver and the object of evolution and,

“…cannot create except evolutively.” (Christianity and Evolution, de Chardin, p. 179)

In opposition to the traditional Christian belief in an omnipotent, omniscient, living, personal God Who called everything into existence in six days, Teilhard defines God as an impersonal ”it” and writes:

“…God’s power has not so free a field for its action as we assume; on the contrary…it labors to produce…it is always obliged, in the course of its creative effort, to pass through a whole series of intermediaries and to overcome a whole succession of inevitable risks…” (ibid, p.31)

Toward the evolution of deified human consciousness, the impersonal “it’ has evolved through three stages:

1.   Cosmogenesis (Big Bang): the explosive birth of energy-then-matter from nothingness

2.  Biogenesis: alchemical transmutation of life from chemicals eventually followed by living forms

3.  Noogenesis: the evolution of human consciousness which heralds the emergence of  ”cosmogenesis-God,” the impersonal “it” that replaces,

“…the Father-God of two thousand years ago..” (ibid, p. 202)

Christians should not fear the process of evolution said Teilhard, because it fuses them with the substance of God:

Though frightened for a moment by evolution, the Christian now perceives that what it offers him is a magnificent means of feeling more at one with God. In (the old, traditional form of Christianity), the universal domination of Christ could…still be regarded as an extrinsic and superimposed power. In a spiritually converging world, this ‘Christic’ energy acquires an urgency and intensity of another order altogether.” (Seraphim Rose, p. 590, emphasis added)

Teilhard saw in communism the germ of a totalist (fused) world order:

Teilhard….admired any form of totalitarianism simply because it seemed to prove his theory of convergence, whether it was Hitler or Stalin or the early Mao Tse-Tung did not seem to worry him very much.” (Zen, Drugs, and Mysticism, R.C. Zaehner, p. 181)

As a son of the Roman Catholic church, Teilhard describes the fusion or convergence of God with both cosmos and man as “transubstantiation” of the earth,

As our humanity assimilates the material world, as the Host (i.e., Roman Catholic eucharist) assimilates our humanity, the eucharistic transformation goes beyond and completes the transubstantiation of the bread on the altar.  Step by step it irresistibly invades the universe…The sacramental Species are formed by the totality of the world, and the duration of the creation is the time needed for its consecration.” (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 587)

According to Teilhard, transubstantiation of the earth is the great event which we are awaiting, the act of adoration in which we are allied and mutually exalted in the passionate desire to conquer the World (God) and fuse ourselves with Him, the vital act,

“…corresponding to a new age of Earth.” (ibid, p. 590)

Teilhard is almost without question the spiritual father of the rising tide of occult spiritual and political globalism and fusion of male with female (1) and man with God now taking the West and America by storm and issuing in an unprecedented demonic outpouring. (2) 

Teilhard formulated the dominant conceptual framework for a planetary occult pagan and pantheist religion and spiritually totalitarian social order.   Describing himself as a mystic and an evolutionary scientist, Teilhard taught that the spiritual, religious and political unification of the earth was the next great evolutionary leap to come and that this fusion was as necessary for the survival of mankind as is the fusion of polar opposites (i.e., good with evil, light with dark, male with female) and the transformation and integration of the Hindu god Shiva (The Destroyer) by Christ:

It is not enough to refuse or ridicule Shiva: for he exists.  What is necessary, is to Christify him.  Christwould not be complete if he did not integrate Shiva (as a component), whilst transforming him.” (Towards a New Mysticism: Teilhard de Chardin and Eastern Religions, Ursula King)

Whether it is called Transubstantiation of the earth, Cosmic Liturgy or the Planetary Mass, the  fusion of God with the cosmos and man is being celebrated here in America at New York City’s Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral.  In his book, “One World,” Tal Brooke, President of the Spiritual Counterfeits Project writes,

“..the high priestly celebrant and innovator of the Planetary Mass was Matthew Fox, the renegade New Age Catholic priest….Now it was time for main line Protestantism, open-minded and liberal, to welcome the heretical Catholic priest into its ranks…” (p. 185)

These two Cathedrals are preparing the way for the Cosmic Millennium:

"Once again, but this time on a universal scale, humankind is seeking no less than its reunion with the "divine," its transcendence into ever higher forms of life. Hindus call our earth Brahma, or God, for they rightly see no difference between our earth and the divine. This ancient simple truth is slowly dawning again upon humanity. Its full flowering be the real, great new story of humanity as we are about to enter our cosmic age...."  (Robert Muller (1923-2010), former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, architect of World Core Curriculum, hailed as the U.N.s Prophet of Hope, in "Shaping a Global Spirituality, p. 49) 

The two cathedrals are the gateways through which all of the world’s religions, philosophies, secular and paganized 'Christian' religions converge into a new Mystery Babylon, the Western gesture,

“…towards syncretism—spiritual disarmament—involving abandonment of history, tradition, and religious sovereignty.” (p. 187)

The mystery religion of Babylon is the root of all mystery religions promising the keys to immortality and divinity.   Babylon embraced the Great Lie.  Like all Western impenitent sinners eagerly awaiting the Cosmic Millennial, Babylon's idolaters claimed the title of "I AM" and identified self with God. (Isaiah 45, 47)

Revelation reports that at some point the whole world becomes drunk on the Cosmic Liturgy of modern Mystery Babylon.  All self-worshippers are invited to partake of the Cosmic Liturgy except for backwards, unscientific, anti-evolution 'fundamentalists,' the thoroughly despised faithful Christians and Jews who refuse to converge with cosmogenesis-god.   These despicable ones are incapable of fusion and are being sorted out even now because only the good evolve:

“.....'good’ meaning that which is capable of aligning with the whole emerging systems…A Quantum transformation is the time of selection of what evolves from what devolves….We are now in a sorting-out phase.  Those who elect to transform are now being magnetized by their attraction to the next phase.  Those who do not elect to transform are being turned off by their repulsion to the next phase.  By attraction and repulsion the selection is being made.”   (New Age globalist Barbara Marx Hubbard, ibid, p. 197)

Hubbard is deeply deluded, for the end of the beast and all who elect to transform is to be taken and cast into a lake of fire and the smoke of their torment will ascend up for ever and ever.
 

@Linda Kimball

1. Princeton Bans Gendered Words To 'Reflect Inclusive Culture,' Alissa Lopez, August 19, 2016,mrctv.org

Another College Allowing Men to Play on Women’s Sports Teams, Eagle Rising, written by Campus Reform

2. U.S. alarm: 'Unprecedented demonic outpouring,' WND, Aug. 16. 2016

Black Mass and The Consumption of Mary set for Aug. 15, Ben Luschen, Oklahoma Gazette, June 29, 2016

Satanic Temple seeks to open 'After School Satan' clubs in elementary schools, FoxNews.com, Aug. 2, 2016

 

Occult Evolutionary Biology: the Magic Way of Becoming God

When asked why the layman should be interested  ”in so esoteric a subject as evolutionary biology,” one of the leading evolutionists of our day, Professor S.J. Gould responded:

“Because it tells us where we came from, how we got here, and perhaps where we are going. Quite simply, it is science’s version of Roots, except it is the story of us all.”   (The Religious Nature of Evolution Theory and its Attack on Christianity, John G. Leslie and Charles K. Pallaghy, Ph.D, creation.com)

Gould candidly admits that evolutionary biology is an esoteric story of man while the prominent defender of Darwinism, the evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975) spoke of God as creating through evolution, which he describes evolution as a light,

“…. which illuminates all facts, a trajectory which all lines of thought must follow.”  (Dobzhansky, T., Ayala, F.J., Stebbins, G.L. and Valentine, J.W., Evolution, W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1977)

Western esotericism, or occultism, is the search for and study of an unseen reality.  It is secret knowledge of the hidden.   This hidden or arcane knowledge is meant only for certain people such as Gould, Dobzhansky and like-minded evolutionary esotericists.

Occult practices include but are not limited to Hermetic magic, alchemy, astrology, divination, and spiritualism, or contact with spirits.  Interpretation of occultism and its concepts can be found in philosophies, occult sciences (evolutionary biology) and nature religions such as  ancient Egyptian Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Theosophy, Wicca, Satanism, Thelema and neo-paganism.

A general definition is offered by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke:

"Occultism has its basis in a religious way of thinking, the roots of which stretch back into antiquity and which may be described as the Western esoteric tradition. Its principal ingredients have been identified as Gnosticism, the Hermetic treatises on alchemy and magic, Neo-Platonism, and the Kabbalah, all originating in the eastern Mediterranean area during the first few centuries AD." (The Occult Roots of Nazism, Good-Rick-Clarke, p. 17)

In this light, evolutionary biology is hidden knowledge (gnosis) based in a philosophy of naturalism..  Its genesis account holds that billions of years ago chemicals generated by a Big Bang which a God may or may not have generated, combined and transcended themselves after a hundred or a thousand identical operations thereby allowing the miraculous transmutation of chemicals into life.   Once life miraculously emerged, natural processes, which God may or may not play a role in,  were set in motion that after passage of vast ages supposedly eventuated in the arrival of man:

If man has arrived at his present state as a result of natural processes rather than a supernatural will, he can learn to control these processes…The concept of evolution, which is now basic to the life sciences, has provided new and in some ways revolutionary answers to questions men have been asking for centuries. The two most important of these are, ‘Why am I here, what is the purpose of human existence, and what is the nature of the world of life that surrounds us?”   (Dobzhansky, T., Ayala, F.J., Stebbins, G.L. and Valentine, J.W., Evolution, W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1977)

Like its' Mystery Religion counterpart, evolutionary biology has both an exoteric or outer meaning for mass consumption and a hidden, or occult meaning for higher initiates.

Lurking beneath the idea that life will eventually arise from the mixing of lifeless chemicals (matter) is a vision arising from the age-old technology of alchemy while behind Dobzhansky’s phrase, the “light of evolution,” lies its magical meaning: "As above, so below" the Hermetic principle bespeaking an unseen universal life force emanating or evolving in waves from the hidden dimension of true reality above (i.e., Brahman, Quantum Void, Dobzhansky's God) with which everything in the universe and the physical dimension here below are in continuity.

Within the Egyptian Mysteries, this hidden life force was known as serpent power.  Serpent power was associated with the elemental forces (spirits) in play before creation of the universe, thus Herme's world famous magic formula is represented by the hidden great chain of being symbolized by the Oroboros.  As a powerful occult symbol, the Ouroboros means the seething power, universal life force, creative and/or evolutionary impulse or energy of the serpent figuratively depicted as either a serpent or dragon eating its own tail.

Hermes formula demonstrates the monistic oneness of the god-man's divine intellect with the  hidden reality above.  In teaching the meaning of the formula to his son Tat he said:

The intellect, O Tat, is drawn from the very substance of God.  In men, this intellect is God, and so some men are gods and their humanity is near to divinity…If man makes right use of (God’s gifts), he differs in no way from the immortals.”  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, Thomas Molnar, p. 78)

The serpent powered chain of being with its' multiple dimensions and life-giving energy systems is a hidden reality that not only powers the universe but reaches into and miraculously bestows life upon lifeless chemicals.  Then after billions of years of evolutionary process it reaches into the psyche, stirring imagination, bringing intellectual and moral perfection (deification) and psychic powers and even awakening pre-human memories of when scientifically enlightened modern man, evolution's most advanced product, was a soulless hominid.

Dr. Molnar writes that illustrations of Hermetic science abound all around the world.  For example, the “Asclepius,” a famous Gnostic text of indefinite origin states,

Man is a magnum miraculum…as though himself God….familiar with the race of demons, of the same origin as he; he despises that part of his nature which is only human, for he has put his hope in the divinity of the other part.” (ibid, p. 78)

It was Renaissance scholars, theologians, and mystics who rediscovered and intensely studied ancient esoteric texts, and then like Pico della Mirandola, argued that occult Cabala and hermetic science is the best proof of the divinity of Christ.    In other words, said Molnar,

“..by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church.  In Pico’s estimation, ‘nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala’ (there is no science that would prove for us Christ’s divinity better than magic and the Cabala.”  (ibid, pp. 78-79)

Occult science and manipulation by the magician of arcane symbols, numerals, formulas, and knowledge pertaining to the hidden dimension of true reality are inseparably linked in esoteric doctrines.  Therefore, in order for divinity to be proven by way of occult science, the modern Hermetic magician, whether secular or Christian, must manipulate into irrelevance the supernatural dimension and the literal and historic meaning of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo since 'matter' must either pre-exist or have come into being from a Cosmic Egg (Big Bang).  In either scenario the action of the magician results in,

....an absolute although hidden concordance between the lower and the higher worlds, the key of which lends to the magus incalculable powers.” (Salvation through Technology: Creating A Posthuman New Breed, Dr. Martin Erdmann, herescopeblogspot.com, April 23, 2011)

One of the primary goals of the Hermetic magician said Molnar, is separation of the soul from the body (purification), and second, the spiritualization of all matter.     Darwin’s formula supposedly attains the first goal:

“….the doctrine of evolution has swept the world, not on the strength of its scientific merits, but precisely in its capacity as a Gnostic myth. It affirms, in effect, that living things created themselves, which is in essence a metaphysical claim….Thus…evolutionism is a metaphysical doctrine decked out in scientific garb….it is a scientistic myth (that) implicitly denies the transcendent origin of being; for indeed, only after the living creature has been speculatively reduced to an aggregate of particles does Darwinist transformism become conceivable.”  ( Dr. Wolfgang Smith in From Old Gnosticism to New Age I, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 30-31)

The magic way of intellectual and moral transcendence (deification) was made possible by the inventers of theories of spiritual/cosmic evolution.   Molnar writes that travelers on this second highway were characteristically recruited from theology.  Some of these inventers are,

Bergson, Laberthonniere, Le Roy, Blondel, Bloch, Teilhard de Chardin, Heidegger, Bultmann, Karl Rahner, and numerous others…”  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, p. 133)

With Teilhard’s mystical pantheist idea, after billions of years of evolution, matter finally transcended itself resulting in its' transmutation into Christ consciousness.   Now that matter is spiritualized and divine,

The great affair for modern mankind is to break its way out by forcing some threshold of greater consciousness.” Christians should not fear the natural processes of evolution because it brings them inexorably to God and self-deification, “Though frightened for a moment by evolution, the Christian now perceives that what it offers him is…a magnificent means of (being) at one with God…”    (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 590)

Occult Worldview Essentials

The basic foundations of occult worldviews consistently teach the following elements:

1. Monism and evolution: Though there are different forms of monism the common denominator of them all is the idea that the universe and everything in it consists of or is reducible to one substance in process of evolution. (The Coming Darkness, John Ankerberg & John Weldon)

Mystical forms of monism characteristically accept some form of pantheism, as exemplified by for example, Teilhard de Chardin's Hindu pantheist New Religion and Leonard Sweet's Quantum Spirituality based in Teilhard's conceptions. Advaita Hinduism teaches the one ultimate reality is Nirguna Brahman (an impersonal God-force or Void) while Teilhard's system reduces everything to Omega---his version of Brahman.

It is the hidden monistic premise of esoteric evolutionary biology and mystical occult monism that makes them fundamentally anti-Christian and anti-person since man is not created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons but is rather an impersonal aspect of the one substance.

In Dr. Gary North's excellent evaluation of monism, "Unholy Spirits: Occultism and New Age Humanism," he writes that the Word of God teaches a permanent,

"....unbridgeable gap between the ultimate being of God and the derivative being of creatures. There is a Creator-creature distinction (meaning that) men do not partake of God's being...they are not of the same substance as God. There is no more fundamental doctrine than this one. Significantly, in every form of occultism this principle is denied....Satan's old temptation to man hinges on his denial and man's denial of the Creator-creature distinction."  (ibid, pp. 59-61)

2. God is an impersonal hidden reality, an energy field, abyss or void as opposed to God as personal and loving. (John 3:16)

3. Man's true identity is God since he is one with (shares) God's being as opposed to man created in God's image but not sharing the being of God. (Gen. 1:27)

4. Since there is only one impersonal substance, then evil is in harmony with the amoral god-substance or force. In contrast, Scripture teaches that evil operates in opposition to God's holy nature. (1 Peter 1:14, 15; 3:12)

5. Illumination or enlightenment (salvation) is achieved through self-realization (awareness of personal divinity) by various occult spiritist practices such as séances, spells, automatic writing, meditation, hypnosis, Ouija boards, shamanic drumming, Kundalini yoga, channeling, visualization, and mind-altering drugs. Occult salvation is the antithesis of salvation based on the atonement (Christ's suffering and death for sin) and received as a free gift by grace through faith in God and Christ. (John 3:16; 5:24; 6:47; 17:3)

6. Psychic or spiritual powers result from initiation into occult practices (see above) that open the mind to contact with and even possession by spirits.

In contrast, Scripture teaches that spiritual gifts are distinct from and work in opposition to occult psychic powers. They are given by God to His people for service to others. ( 1 Cor. 12:4-11; 14:3)

7. Eternal cyclic incarnation into different bodies over thousands or millions of years or reabsorption (annihilation and/or personal extinction) into the impersonal substance. In opposition, Scripture teaches personal physical resurrection and immortality in either heaven or hell. (Matthew 25:46)

8. A Pelagian view of humanity. Human nature is not fallen but good, thus the possibility for perfection is always present.  Given this outlook, the self-transcendence of humanity becomes a sociological imperative:

At the stage we have reached in scientific research our minds and intelligence will have to surpass themselves and rise to transcendent heights; the human, all-too human, will no longer suffice.” (Mircea Eliade, The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and  Structures of Alchemy,  Dr. Erdmann)

In monism, whether esoteric evolutionary biology or mystical occult pantheist permutations, the traditional Western Christian ways of thinking and perceiving are rejected because "all is one."  This means there is no ultimate distinction between man and God, Jesus Christ and Satan, male and female, human and nonhuman, true and false, good and evil, moral and immoral, holy and unholy, or right and wrong because "true reality" is beyond the illusory categories associated with the natural (physical) world. Therefore, murder, genocide, rape, sodomy, pederasty, pedophilia, lying, cheating and theft cannot be considered evil if evil itself is in harmony with the hidden true reality.

Equally, while nothing can really be considered evil, so nothing can really be considered good. This means that honesty, integrity, courage, fidelity, and commitment cannot be considered good and worthy for the same reason evil cannot be considered evil.

Finally, there is no such thing as personhood (genuine personality) because true reality (the one substance) is not personal.  In other words, because the One God in three Persons who made all men in His spiritual image, thereby endowing all men with genuine personality(personhood) is not true reality, then ideas of personhood and unalienable rights are delusional.  In fact, since personality is supposedly a hindrance to occult spiritual enlightenment, it must be destroyed.

Humanist rationalism, Hermetic magic, esoteric Cabala, alchemy, Buddhism, reincarnation and karma, naturalism  and other forms of occultism were two sides of the same revival of Renaissance paganism and mystical pantheism underlying the intellectual edifice of modern natural science and evolutionary biology. Thus, as C.S. Lewis argued in his great masterpiece, That Hideous Strength, occultism and humanistic rationalism are not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies that are united against the supernatural God in three Persons, Christianity and Christian civilization.

Lewis underscores this point in “The Abolition of Man:”

“You will even find people who write about the sixteenth century as if Magic were a medieval survival and Science the new thing that came in to sweep it away. Those who have studied the period know better. There was very little magic in the Middle Ages: the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are the high noon of magic. The serious magical endeavour and the serious scientific endeavour are twins: one was sickly and died, the other strong and throve. But they were twins. They were born of the same impulse. I allow that some (certainly not all) of the early scientists were actuated by a pure love of knowledge. But if we consider the temper of that age as a whole we can discern the impulse of which I speak.”

In conclusion, evolutionary biology symbolizes the deep religious desires of certain men for autonomous self-creation, transcendence and self-redemption, thus are incarnations,

“ …of the ancient, deeply religious endeavor “to become like God” – infinitely wise, omnipotent, autonomous, and immortal.” (Dr. Erdmann)

@Linda Kimball

Kundalini (Serpent Power) & Satan's Servants of Error in Modern America

"We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us.  Hereby know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error." (1 John 4:6)

In this verse the emphasis is on the believer's ability to discern between a spirit of truth and a spirit of error, heresy, apostasy, lies and cleverly disguised deceptions such as modern evolutionary thinking and methodological naturalism.

The spirit of truth is relatively easy to discern as such people come willingly to the light of truth (John 3:21).  Having a heart for truth, they really and truly want to know and embrace Truth.  On the other hand, the spirit of error is more difficult to discern because the taproot and energy of this spirit is in Satan, the father of lies, of false gods, cleverness, sophistry, false science and evolution, heresy, apostasy, rebellion, murder, and envy.

Satan is the great deceiver (Rev. 12:9).  He uses his servants of deception to manipulate, confuse, and mislead (Ephesians 4:14).   Today his most powerfully influential servants are the world's occult 'elites' but are also found throughout the secular, Christian, cult and occult New Age arenas. (2 Cor. 11:14-15)

One of Satan's important servants, the evangelical apostate Alice Bailey (1880-1949), is a major architect of today's rapidly spreading serpent-powered occult New Age movement, a spiritual juggernaut that effects a counter-conversion of consciousness that closes the soul to Jesus Christ while opening it to powers of darkness.

According to Bailey's contemporary apostles, the 'Plan' for the coming New Age can be traced back to the fall of Lucifer and his angels from heaven. Bailey's demon-master, the Tibetan, described the revolt of the angels against the Holy God as part of the "divine plan of evolution," by which angels "descended from their sinless and free state of existence in order to develop full divine awareness on earth."  (Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 224)

In this total reversal and inversion of the Revealed Word of God, the Fall of man was really an evolutionary ascent to liberating knowledge by which man's eyes were opened to good (Satan) and evil (the Holy God).  Thus Helena Blavatsky, another important servant of Satan and architect of New Age spirituality concluded that it is but natural,

"...to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind.  For it was he who was the 'Harbinger of Light,' bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah...Indeed, (mankind) was taught wisdom and the hidden knowledge by the 'Fallen Angel."   As man's benefactor, Lucifer continues to assist man's evolution.   In the words of the apostate evangelical, now New Age theologian David Spangler, a disciple of both Blavatsky and Bailey, Lucifer is 'the angel of man's evolution."  (ibid, pp. 224-225)

From the time of the Apostles to our own day, an unbroken chain of Satan's servants have disguised themselves as super apostles and ministers of righteousness who as always are,

"...the inventors of impure heresies (the) profaners and apostates (who open) their mouths wide against the divine glory". ...Church Father Cyril of Alexandria

These spirits hate Truth and most generally elevate themselves among God's family so as to lead believers into compromise and conformity with the paganized world system.  On behalf of what Satan's contemporary ministers term 'rational' and 'scientific' they sweep away the essentials of the faith necessary both for salvation and the recognition of evil. (2 Peter 2:18) And without the grace and spiritual discernment that is born of true faith, Satan ceases to exist in the eyes of the spiritually blind, whether secular or Christian.  
 
Commenting on the incredible blindness of our scientifically enlightened, theologically compromised and apostate modern society, the cultural theorist Denis de Rougemont (1906-1985), author of "The Devil's Share, An Essay on the Diabolic in Modern Society" observed:
 
"What appears to me incredible is not the Devil, not the Angels, but rather the candor and the credulity of the skeptic, and the unpardonable sophism of which they show themselves to be the victims (they say) 'The Devil is a gent with red horns and a long tail; now I cannot believe in a gent with red horns and a long tail; therefore I don't believe in the Devil.'  And so the Devil has them precisely where he wants them." (The Coming Darkness, John Ankerberg and John Weldon, p. 61)

When believers find spiritual truth trivialized and diminished, marginalized and ridiculed in the church, some will go in search of a faithful church, some will fall away entirely, and others will turn to cults and the occult.

Tragically, since Satan's ministers ridicule and reject the authority of God's Word, the second and third groups have no guidelines for evaluating and testing the occult/Eastern spiritual experiences and devices they encounter such as the enneagram, Jungian psychology, the MBTI, kundalini yoga, and meditation techniques already popular in our culture, apostatizing churches and steadily creeping into compromised churches.  Thus they can easily stumble into the spirit world and if not already fallen away, then onto the broad smooth way of apostasy:

".....acceptance of the enneagram, if not already a sign of apostasy, must lead to a loss of faith since it distorts the Gospel and contradicts Catholic doctrine, depriving the individual of a genuine Catholic language and setting in its place what has been most aptly termed as psychobabbling. What is most puzzling, however, is the continued silence of the Church's official teachers who know that this absurdity is being promoted and spread among our Catholic school teachers and priests."  (NCCB Preparing Cautionary Note on Use of Enneagram, Paul Likoudis, Catholic Culture.org)

For an eye-opening look at the demon-haunted Carl Jung and a penetrating analysis of his occult, alchemical, Gnostic, and demon-informed psychology and connections to the wildly popular Enneagram and MBTI, read "Carl Jung, Neo-Gnosticism, & the MBTI," by Rev. Ed Hird, past National Chair of Anglican Renewal Ministries of Canada:  http://www3.telus.net/st_simons/arm03.htm

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." 1 John 4:1

In his best-selling book, "Strange Fire," pastor John MacArthur masterfully chronicles the unsavory history underpinning the modern Charismatic/Apostolic Movement (NAR) and its false prophets.  The New Apostolic Reformation is both a breeding ground for scandal, bad doctrine, and spiritual chicanery and the fastest growing "Christian" movement in the world.  MacArthur lays out a chilling case for rejecting its false prophets and for exposing their errors to the cleansing light of Truth.

In his penetrating analysis of the Charismatic/Apostolic movement, Fr. Seraphim Rose notes that the spiritist manifestations (i.e., impartation, holy laughter, drunk in the spirit, roaring, barking, hissing, slain in the spirit) experienced in Charismatic churches are found in the occult New Age movement.   The spirit that invaded the Charismatic movement during the 'Toronto Blessing' is not the Holy Spirit, said Rose, but the kundalini spirit (serpent power), the same spirit that ancient Egyptians, Hindus, yoga practitioners, and New Agers are familiar with.

From the time of the ancients serpent power has been important to religious and mythological symbolism all around the world. Within the Egyptian mysteries, serpent power was associated with,

..."the elemental forces that were in play before the creation of the world." (Carl Teichrib, Gods of Ancient Egypt, p. 182)

In his book, "The Sign of the Serpent," Mark Balfour relates how pervasive serpent symbols are within India and the Hindu religion:

"Any observant traveler who moves from the snow-tipped Himalayas in the North to the sun-soaked sands of Cape Comorin at India's southern tip, will encounter – particularly in the rural areas and at sacred centres of pilgrimage wherever Siva, God of both Divine Wisdom and regeneration, is the presiding Deity – the serpent motif sculptured within shrines, impressed on myriads of stone implants in the ground and depicted in art." (A Short Guide to Occult Symbols: Serpent Power, Carl Teichrib, 2005, Kjos Ministries)

Balfour elaborates on this belief:

"In Hinduism, the Cosmic Serpent – Ananta Sesha – symbolic of timeless eternity, carries the world on his 1000-fold [Cobra] hood...As the creative impulse stirs within the great Serpent in the Sky – when passive idea becomes active thought – the forces of attraction and repulsion come into play as 'spirit' begins its involution into "matter." (ibid, Teichrib)

Moreover, Kundalini yoga, a discipline within Hinduism, teaches that latent serpent energy lies at the base of the etheric human spine,

"...like a coiled serpent, ready to spring." (Harper's Dictionary of Hinduism, p. 156, ibid, Teichrib)

Through strenuous yoga techniques, serpent power uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the human body. Serpent power is considered,

"(to be a) concentrated field of intelligent cosmic, invisible energy absolutely vital to life beginning in the base of the spine as a man or a woman begins to evolve in their first incarnation." (The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary, p. 343, ibid, Teichrib)

"Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field..." – Genesis 3:1

Serpent power is imparted by laying on of hands, or Shakti-pat.  The demon-possessed Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajineesh, called the "divine drunkard" by his disciples and thousands of worshippers in India and America, encouraged his devotees to come and drink from him, meaning, receive his touch:

"His spiritual 'wine' was often passed on with a single touch to the head (Shakti-pat), at which his followers would collapse in ecstatic laughter. Another famous guru, Swami Muktananda, would hold meetings at which thousands of his followers from around the world came to receive his touch.  They experienced uncontrollable laughing, roaring, barking, hissing, crying, shaking, as well as falling unconscious." (Rose, p. 217)

These demon-possessed gurus were imparting to their worshippers experiences they had undergone during initiation rituals and which they attributed to spirit-possession.

Veteran researcher Brooks Alexander observes of Rajineesh, Muktananda and other gurus:

"All of these gurus espouse a similar philosophy, and they all turn it into practice in a similar way.  It is a pattern that we find not only in tantra (Indo-Tibetan occultism), but in European Satanism, antinomian Gnosticism, and ancient pagan sorcery as well." (Book Review: Riders of the Cosmic Circuit," in SCP Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1987, p. 39)

According to Alexander, Satan's servants have successfully assimilated occult Eastern teachings and techniques into our church and our culture.  With remarkable speed and ease, Eastern and occult ideas and spiritist techniques for contacting spirits such as trance music, brain-altering drugs, meditation and yoga are being propagated to undiscerning Westerners and Americans, within and without the church, on a mass scale,

"...they are filtered through the pervasive secularism of our culture.  In this way they are demystified without changing their essential content.  The basic components of an Eastern/occult world view are recast in forms of expression that are naturalistic, scientific, and humanistic...Occult philosophy is being secularized and psychologized with increasing refinement....Their underlying themes run through contemporary science, economics, politics, art, psychology, and religion."  (The Coming Darkness, p. 55)

"Be sober, be vigilant: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." 1  Peter 5:8

Satan's servants are out in the open today.  They have successfully initiated a devastating assault upon the whole body of the Christian church and by extension, upon Western and American society in ways that to previous generations would have seemed unthinkable.    Therefore,

"Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil."  Ephesians 6:11

And though all may seem dark, hopeless and lost, fear not, for the faithful believer, the one who seeks and perseveres in Truth, is of God:

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." (1 John 4:4)

@Linda Kimball

Orwell's Big Brother: Gnostic Pagan Magician

“Thought crime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while...but sooner or later they were bound to get you." George Orwell, 1984

In the modern Gnostic-Hermetic/pantheist worldview of Marxist Communism, it is not the personal Triune God who has created the world.  No, it is each Gnostic pagan man-god who creates his own world and meaning in every living moment out of his own consciousness.   In other words, since the substance of God is distributed throughout all of the cosmos (Gnostic pantheist conception of World Soul or Mind), including the unconscious mind of man, then by means of self-induced trance states, brain-altering drugs, transcendental meditation and other Magic Ways, man can tap into the god-force within, thereby becoming a little god who controls matter because he controls mind. The physical world then, is an illusion because reality is inside the divine mind of the god-man.

This way of thinking is captured by Orwell in his book, “Nineteen Eighty-Four” in which negation of the physical world is an integral part of the social and political philosophy of Big Brother and his despotic Party.   At one stage in the book, Winston stumbles upon the shocking realization that,

“…in the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it.  It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later; the logic of their position demanded it.  Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy.” (Orwell, “The New Spirituality and its Hallmarks, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal, Vol. 30:4-31:1, 2007, p. 19)

When the Thought Police agent O’Brien tortures Winston for “wrong thought” he states,

We control matter because we control the mind.  Reality is inside the skull.  You will learn by degrees, Winston.  There is nothing that we could not do.  Invisibility, levitation---anything.  I could float off this floor like a soap bubble if I wish to….You must get rid of these nineteenth-century ideas about the laws of Nature.  We make the laws of Nature.”

Big Brother is a Hermetic magician in a long line of magicians going back to Ham in the post-flood world followed by Nimrod and the Egyptian magus Hermes Trismegistus, the early Christian-era Gnostic Simon Magus and Valentinus, Eastern Tantric sages, Yogis, and god-men on through to Renaissance magicians such as Agrippa, and Paracelsus.

As Big Brother is a pagan magician he holds to the oneness of existence.  What this means to Big Brother is that since the universe is a self-creating, self-developing (evolving) living organism (i.e., Mind, Void, World Soul) consisting of interconnected parts (i.e., plants, animals, humans, land, cities, oceans) bound together by psychic energy then physical matter (human body, brain) and psychic energies are mutually transmutable. 

This was announced as the Grand Principle of Hermes Trismegistus and found expression in the teaching that everything that is high,

 ".....is equal to what is low, and everything low is equal to what is high.” (God and the Knowledge of Reality, Thomas Molnar, p. 82)

 Hermes formula means there is an absolute although hidden unity, a Great Chain of Being, between the lower world of physical matter and the higher astral realm of the impersonal world soul, the key of which lends to the magician incalculable powers when he earns how to acquire divine intellect.

The Great Chain of Being corresponds to an interconnected hierarchy of different unseen dimensions or astral-planes within the impersonal mind of the World Soul comprising the habitations,

“.....(of all) supernatural entities, the locale of gods and demons, the void where the thought-forms dwell, the region inhabited by spirits of the air and other elements, and the various heavens and hells with their angelic and demonic hosts…” (Beyond the Body: The Human Double and the Astral Planes, Benjamin Walker, 1974, pp. 117-118) 

With the help of spirits and occult rituals magicians,

“…believe that they can ‘rise on the planes’ and experience these regions in full awareness.” (ibid)

During the Renaissance, Agrippa taught Hermes’s doctrine of cosmic unity and that with the help of the Magic Way the magician could spiritually ascend the Cosmic Tree to the world soul and make use of things such as deities, angels and other powers above.

This was the core of Paracelsus’s teaching.  Paracelsus held that since all that exists is matter and psychic energy, then we are all “products of nature” and “children of the same vital and magic forces” meaning that there is a precise relationship between various organs of the human body and the “organs of the world” or astral bodies.  Thus if the human soul is influenced by the astral bodies it in turn exerts a definite influence on the “world-soul.”   (ibid, pp. 82-83)

Dr. Molnar writes that various ancient and modern texts in the corpus hermeticum describe the magician or magus who manipulates divine figures (physical matter) thereby achieving desired results among gods and other powers who cannot help but respond to the bidding of the magician.  Simon Magus for example, bid angelic powers to levitate him high in the air in order to astonish Roman and Christian on-lookers.

Paracelsus makes it clear that when the human soul manipulates the world-soul it “thinks and imagines” what has been suggested by the man-god and carries it out in the material world.  Molnar notes that this is how the magician’s divine intellect or consciousness,

“….can command the stars, can direct events, and even produce “new beings.”  Parts of these operations take place in the visible world, other parts in the invisible world, but the magus obviously has access to both.”  (Molnar, p. 83)

 In the work of the magus physical matter is said to undergo passion, death, and resurrection, the final result of the transmutation resulting in its' spiritualization and divinization.  The magus performs these acts as a means of reconciling what has been separated so as to achieve oneness:  the Divine Mind with man, man’s soul with the world-soul, darkness with light, natural with supernatural, male with female, good with evil, truth with lie.

Another objective of the magus is to rid himself of false consciousness and/or knowledge and to attain ‘true knowledge’ (self-knowledge) by way of his unity with the world-soul.

The Gnostics for example, held that in its unredeemed state pneuma (spirit) is unconscious of itself, intoxicated by the poison and false consciousness of the material world. Its ignorance is cured as it awakens from the darkness of physical nature to the light of self-knowledge.

Eric Voegelin (1901-85), one of the most influential political philosophers of the last century argues that Marxist Communism, together with many other modern movements such as theological liberalism and the ‘God is dead school,’ is a modern form of Gnostic paganism.    

 Marxist Communism, Luciferian Masonry and Theosophy, New Age spiritual pantheism and the New Physics of pantheism assert that all matter is a form of energy or particles emanating off of the Void, a concept that is similar to some Buddhist and Hindu thinking holding that the physical world is an illusion, that people have no bona fide existence since they are aspects of human consciousness. In other words, as the Thought Police O’Brien, a Gnostic adept or magician put it,

“…nothing exists except through human consciousness...”

Like much of what passes for evolutionary science, leftist academic, media and Democratic socialist thought today, this claim is solipsism and can be defined as,

The extreme form of subjective idealism that denies that the human mind has any valid ground for believing in the existence of anything but itself. (Alan Morrison, The New Spirituality, p. 20)

In Orwell’s novel the important axiom to which Winston clung was,

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four.  If that is granted, all else follows.”

Modern Gnostic  pantheist progressives, liberals and fellow-travelers are amoral narcissists who manipulate reality by manipulating our perception of reality.   Like their father the devil they perform their magic by way of Big Lies, deceptions, revised history and propaganda streamed into the minds of their victims via TV, video games and other technology, media, schools,  and other public platforms.

Freedom is freedom to think and speak truth to madness, lies, and deceptions.  This must be the rock we cling to in this age of madness.  Freedom is the freedom to know that the Christian God, Jesus Christ Incarnate, created this universe and that we are all partakers in the objective world-reality which He created and will one day renew and perfect.

@Linda Kimball

 

The Cancer Destroying Our Nation that Politics Absolutely Cannot Fix

It is the case today that increasing numbers of modern Westerners, Americans and ‘Christian’ clergy are following the way blazed by Deists and other “Enlightenment” thinkers such as Thomas Paine who saw Science as a pathway to a new spirituality, one that would replace the outdated and unscientific Revealed Word perspective.

In keeping with the enlightened scientific view, Paine believed that a free and just government could not exist simultaneously with Christianity.  For Paine, the Deists veneration of Science and man’s Omniscient Reason was the only true religion.  Paine provided Americans in the 1790s with what Deists of the 1730s provided England: a reason for rejecting the Revealed Word in favor of Science and Reason (the mind of man).

Undermining the Revealed Word through corrosive criticism together with ruthless ridicule, scoffing and mocking was the first goal of Deists.  The second was to advance an alternative religion based on Science, one that prefigured and paved the way for the occult New Age scientific pantheism overtaking America today and advocated by evolutionary Christians such as Teilhard de Chardin, Michael Dowd, and John Polkinghorne with his sophisticated two-aspect monism conception.

All the corruptions that have taken place in theology and in religion,” said Paine, “have been produced by admitting what man calls revealed religion.”  Rational religion, on the other hand, derives from an examination of nature, especially the careful study of celestial bodies. (The Making of the New Spirituality, James A. Herrick, p 101)

In a section of “The Age of Reason” entitled “Comparing Christianism with Pantheism,” Paine recommends a scientific alternative to Christianity.  Though he labels this new scientific faith Deism, it is a brand of pantheism that locates the Divine Substance of God within nature.

Paine compared Science as the study of the “structure of the heavens” with various non-Christian “systems of religion.”  In this light, Science is “the progression of knowledge” and the one true source of natural religion.

In another section entitled “Advantages of Life in a Plurality of Worlds,” Paine explains that the pantheist conception of an infinite space filled with divine life led him, as it had Giordano Bruno, to speculate that other intelligent species exist in the cosmos, which through contemplation, can provide a sense of wonder lending itself to worship.  (ibid)

For Paine and other Deists, Science was the basis for a new spirituality: pantheism.

Pantheism first appeared in the pre-flood world when antediluvians believed Lucifer’s lie that the personal, transcendent God had emptied Himself into creation and no longer existed except as an impersonal creative force within nature that allowed them to evolve into gods after their death. 

This notion appears throughout history in a variety of guises originating in the post-flood world in the age-old technology of alchemy and its magical meaning: the ancient Egyptian Hermetic principle of the macrocosm’s correlation with the microcosm, “As above, so below” symbolized by the Ouroboros – the Great Chain of Being.

From the Renaissance to our own time, scientific pantheism packaged as biological and spiritual theories of evolutionary emergence or change, pre-existing or spontaneously generated matter theories, multiverse conceptions (i.e., Paine’s infinite space filled with divine life), Teilhard’s Omega Point, Michael Dowd’s pantheist New Theism and Polkinghorne’s two aspect monism, has swept the post-Christian West and America, even boldly entering into the whole body of the Church.

 The Return of Pantheism

 In “God and the Knowledge of Reality,” the eminent Catholic scholar and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921-2010), reveals that pantheism was revived during the Renaissance by Christian mystics and scholars who had discovered Hermetic magic and mystical Jewish Cabala with its Sephiroth (Great Chain of Being) and like Pico della Mirandola argued that pantheist hermetic magic---the divine science or Magic Way of reaching divine status and psychic powers is the best proof of the divinity of Christ: 

“…by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church. In Pico’s estimation….there is no science that would prove for us Christ’s divinity better than magic and the Cabala.” (pp. 78-79)

From the Renaissance to the so-called Age of Reason on through to our own, scientific pantheists have been steadily working toward the goal of overhauling the Revealed Word, beginning with the book of Genesis, the book of beginnings divinely revealed to Moses for our edification and eternal salvation, in order to harmonize it with scientific pantheism and evolution.

American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer Loren Eisely (1907-1977) explains that the ancient taproot of modern evolution and its’ constant companion emergence or continuous change, is the mystical pantheist doctrine known as the Great Chain of Being:  

All that the Great Chain of Being actually needed to become a full-fledged evolutionary theory was the introduction into it of the conception of time in vast quantities....It demanded, in other words, a universe not made but being made continuously…. As we look back upon the long reign of the Scale of Being, whose effects...persisted well into the nineteenth century, we may observe that the seed of evolution lay buried in the traditional metaphysic which indeed prepared the Western mind for its acceptance.” (Darwin’s Century, Eisley, pp. 9-10)

In its’ original post-flood conception the Great Chain of Being was a static system representing the mind of the Eternal Absolute (creative force), or Void with Buddhist and some Hindu systems.  According to this ancient occult metaphysic, the entire universe, all life, and even all of the gods and human beings and everything else came about by a process of emanation from the Eternal Absolute.

 The 'New' and 'Scientific' Great Chain of Being

Underlying the modern scientific notion that life was brought here by way of asteroids or Space Brothers is the multiverse hypothesis, a theory proposed by David Deutsch in his book, “The Fabric of Reality.”

Deutsch’s theory recasts the Great Chain of Being (Orobouros) into the idea of an infinite number of parallel universes in the vain hope that in at least one of them, conscious life and order arose by pure chance from the mixing together of non-life bearing chemicals, meaning that life created itself and then through evolutionary emergence (alchemical change) over vast ages, primitive life and then finally mankind finally appeared.

Multiverse speculations are grounded in a two-fold neo-pantheist vision. First, that living beings created themselves from pre-existing or spontaneously generated matter at the Big Bang, and second, the age-old technology of alchemy and its magical meaning: the ancient Egyptian Hermetic principle of the pantheist conception of the macrocosm’s correlation with the microcosm symbolized by the Ouroboros – the Great Chain of Being, cosmic tree of life or with Darwin the tree of life.

In modern thought,  the Great Chain of Being or Ouroboros ‘above’ (Void, Brahman) corresponds to a number of different mystical planets (i.e., Kolob), worlds, dimensions or astral planes and sub-planes comprising the habitations,

“(of all) supernatural entities, the locale of gods and demons, the void where the thoughtforms dwell, the region inhabited by spirits of the air and other elements, and the various heavens and hells with their angelic and demonic hosts....With the help of ritual procedures, trained persons believe that they can ‘rise on the planes,’ and experience these regions in full awareness.” (”Beyond the Body: The Human Double and the Astral planes, Benjamin Walker, 1974, pp. 117-8)

The Ouroboros is well-known around the world in its’ many pantheist traditions:

“References to this reality are the Dreaming of the Australian Aborigines, the Spirit-world of Shamanism, the Duart of the ancient Egyptians, the Bardo (Intermediate State) of the Tibetans, the Imaginal world of Islamic Esotericism – e.g. the Barzakh (Interworld) or of Suhrawardi and the Mithal (Imaginal realm) of Ibn Arabi – the Universe of Asiyah of some Kabbalists, or of Yetzirah according to others. Other descriptions are the Nervo degree of the Physical State of Theon, the Astral or 2nd Prakritic plane (corresponding to the Linga Sharira or Subtle or Astral body) and the Kama (Desire-Plane) of Blavatsky, the Astral Plane of the Adyar school of Theosophy and of popular occultism, Rudolf Steiner’s “Soul World”; and the Vital and Subtle Physical described by Sri Aurobindo and Mirra. These are just a few of the innumerable descriptions of this plane of existence.” (The Astral Plane, kheper.net)

Recently, a zealous defender of natural science (pantheism) and evolution baldly confessed to me,

“…science is a potent weapon against Christianity.  It is a tool which can be used by anybody — including Christians — who grab and employ it.”  

Used in pursuit of what though?

Before answering that question it is vitally important that scientific pantheism be separated from the science made possible by the Biblical worldview positing a living, personal Holy God who, though maintaining all things here in the space-time dimension, does not dwell here but outside of the space-time dimension in the 3rd heaven.  In other words, His substance does not comprise the space-time dimension as all pantheist systems hold, thus man has no share of His substance.

Only within ancient and modern pantheist systems (natural science) positing the distribution of the substance of God throughout the space-time dimension can it be held that life arose from spontaneously generated non-life bearing chemicals pregnant with the emergent possibility of life or arose somewhere else and was accidentally brought here by asteroids or on purpose by Space Brothers.

Now we arrive at the answer to “in pursuit of what?” which is really the source of the spiritual pathology underlying the return of modern Westerners, Americans and countless priests to scientific pantheism and its primary doctrine, evolutionary emergence:

Men no longer desire to be God’s spiritual image-bearers but rather liberated ‘free spirits’ boasting: I AM I; I came from Myself.

Liberation of ‘self’ begins with Darwinism because it removes God from biology.   Darwinism is the magical key to liberation of ‘self’ from the personal, living God of Revelation:

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27

For fifteen hundred years, Christendom and then later Protestant America had followed St. Augustine (AD 354-430) in affirming that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the transcendent Triune God then it logically follows that each person is a trinity of being — of soul, spirit, and body:

The essence of the human is not the body, but the soul. It is the soul alone that God made in his own image and the soul that he loves....For the sake of the soul...the Son of God came into the world....” (Incomplete Work on Matthew, Homily 25, Ancient Christian Devotional, Oden and Crosby, p. 153)

Man is God’s spiritual image-bearer, and said the brilliant French economist, statesman, and author Frederic Bastiat, this is the gift from God which includes the physical, intellectual and moral life:

He has provided us with a collection of marvelous faculties. And He has put us in the midst of a variety of natural resources. By application of our faculties to these natural resources we convert them into products, and use them. Life, faculties, production — in other words, individuality, liberty, property — this is man (and) these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” (How Evil Works, David Kupelian, p. 8)

Vishal Mangalwadi, India’s foremost Christian scholar observes that the unique concept of man as God’s spiritual image-bearer gave birth to the “belief in the unique dignity of human beings,” and this is,

“...the force that created Western civilization, where citizens do not exist for the state but the state exists for the individuals. Even kings, presidents, prime ministers, and army generals cannot be allowed to trample upon an individual and his or her rights.” (Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations, pp. 12-13)

But from the Renaissance to our own age, Americans and Westerners no longer desirous of being God’s spiritual image-bearers have been, as dogs returning to not just stale but ancient vomit, liberating ‘self’ from the living, Holy God by embracing ‘scientific’ pantheism and evolution.   And this is the source of the spiritual cancer destroying our nation that politics absolutely cannot fix.

@Linda Kimball

Natural Science & Evolution: the Science Magic & Pagan Religion of Sophistical Naturalists

By the close of WW II, Richard Weaver and countless other classical liberals, progressives, socialists, communists and Christian intellectuals apprehensively discerned that the Western civilized nations were on the road to breakdown and totalitarianism. Suffering "progressive disillusionment," Weaver was led to ponder the fallacies of modernist ideas that had produced the holocaust of evil visited upon the world from WW I to WW II. By late 1945, Weaver published his conclusions in his book, "Ideas Have Consequences."

The subject of Weaver's book was "the dissolution of the West." Its deterioration was traced by Weaver to the late 14th century when Churchmen and like-minded intellectuals had made an "evil decision."  Enticed by William of Occam's (d. c. 1349) philosophy of nominalism, they rebelled against transcendent "universals," thus the position that "there is a source of truth higher than, and independent of, man..." The consequences of this revolution in ideas were catastrophic:

 "The denial of everything transcending experience means inevitably...the denial of truth. With the denial of objective truth there is no escape from the relativism of 'man is the measure of all things." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, pp. 30-33)

As the downward spiral continued the Holy God was conceptually murdered, the supernatural dimension shut-down and a one-dimensional view of Nature held up as the supreme reality. The Genesis account of creation ex nihilo was eclipsed by evolution and the doctrine of original sin replaced by the "goodness of man." With only the physical world of the senses held to be real, supernatural Christianity declined, sophistry arose and natural science became the most prestigious way to study man. With knowledge limited to the sensory realm, man's spiritual attributes (soul/spirit, mind, conscience, will), were soon lost in an endless cycle of biological reductionism and determinism. Man, created in the spiritual likeness of his living, personal Creator would be lost. In his place would stand the soulless human ape, an accidental emergent product of mindless evolutionary energy.

Weaver dubbed this way of thinking the "spoiled-child psychology" of modern man who had "not been made to see the relationship between reward and effort." This orgy of mindlessness is traceable to certain terrible-willed modernists who, no longer wanting to be created in the spiritual likeness of their Creator, had failed to achieve an integrated world picture, a "metaphysical dream," said Weaver.

Weaver concluded with an ominous warning:

"…the closer man stands to ruin, the duller grows his realization (for) the annihilation of spiritual being precedes the destruction of temple walls." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, pp. 30-33)  

What this means with respect to man is that natural science methodically reduces soul to body (matter/DNA), spirit (mind) to grey matter and the cognitive abilities of mind (i.e., reason, memory, will) to movement of chemicals and firing of neurons in grey matter.  Furthermore, as everything is subject to the animated law of evolution, then everything from the Bible, creation ex nihilo, Jesus Christ, Heaven, hell, Christian faith, transcendent truth and moral law, the two created sexes, the Constitution, unalienable rights, and our nation’s sovereignty must be subjected to change because all things spontaneously emanate from matter in motion.  Thus Corliss Lamont declares that within the worldview of humanist naturalism,

There is no place…for either immortality or God (because naturalism) contends that instead of the gods creating the cosmos, the cosmos, in the individualized form of human beings giving rein to their imagination, created the gods.”  (The Philosophy of Humanism, 1982)

In other words, as everything spontaneously emanates from animated matter (the cosmos)  and man is animated matter in an individualized human form then his imagination is a curious product of animated cosmos (thinking chemicals and neurons) making god an evolving product of cosmos working within the cosmic imagination of cosmic man.  

Ninety years before Richard Weaver sounded his ominous warning, the 19th century Danish philosopher and theologian Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was one of the most systematically and clear-eyed enemies of natural science.  His assertion that the sophistical naturalist mind is in fact the inability of spiritually dead natural man to transcend the natural dimension is an abbreviated and precise definition of natural science.    

In “The Present Age,” Kierkegaard’s cutting satire aimed at natural science, he scornfully calls it “the increasing mass of drivel which is called science….”  Invoking the authority of Socrates he writes:

If the natural sciences had been developed in Socrates day as they are now, all the sophists would have been scientists.  One would have hung a microscope outside his shop in order to attract custom, and then would have had a sign painted saying, ‘Learn and see through a giant microscope how a man thinks’ (and on reading the advertisement Socrates would have said: ‘that is how men who do not think behave.’) (Aeschliman, p. 30, 31)

It is impossible for us to understand natural science and its primary doctrine evolution unless we see it through the worldview lens of the pantheist/materialist occult magic and animism that emerged out of the Renaissance.  

In his two books, “The Occult Underground: The Dawn of the New Age” and “The Occult Establishment,” historian James Webb chronicles the rise of an occult intelligentsia together with natural science and evolution as it emerged out of the Renaissance, a spiritually traumatic time when many Churchmen and Christian intellectuals eagerly embraced mystical Cabalism, the doctrine of emanation, Hermeticism, Buddhism, alchemy, Gnosticism, reincarnation and evolution sweeping into Christendom at that time.   Webb’s book, “The Occult Underground” was originally called “Flight from Reason” because Renaissance apostates had turned back to occultism, the science of magic.

Under the term occultism are included various practices broadly categorized as animism, astrology, divination (called channeling today), fetishism, and shamanism. Underlying all of these is magic.

Magic, or goetia, is generally understood to be an interference with the normal 'way things work' in the course of nature. It is the ancient practice whose goal is to acquire godlike powers by breaking the created order of nature with the goal of unpatterning and undesigning its patterns and designs so as to uncreate creation and then replace the broken created order with a second reality which is really an illusion.

Generally this is done by way of alchemical formulas and speaking magic words (invocations, incantations), through gestures, secret rituals, and other mysterious actions knowable only to magicians, wizards, gurus, god-men, shamans, witches, sorcerers, and other such adepts who claim to possess deep inner-gnosis and even psychic powers.  

Natural science and/or methodological naturalism and Darwinism are forms of goetia that break and unpattern the patterns of creation.  This process begins with the inversion of creation and the breaking and unpatterning of the substance of God so as to redistribute His Divine Substance throughout nature. The end result is pantheism/animism.  In a similar fashion, Imago Dei is broken and unpatterned as God’s spiritual image bearer so as to further endow brute matter with man’s spiritual endowments.

In Disraeli’s novel Lothair, the Monsignore describes what has become of man after sophistical naturalists have broken and unpatterned him: 

Instead of Adam, our ancestry is traced to the most grotesque of creatures; thought is phosphorous, the soul complex nerves, and our moral sense a secretion of sugar.” (Aeschliman. P. 33)

The return to the ancient science of magic chronicled by Webb produced two currents of animism: Eastern/occult pantheism and reincarnation and scientific materialism and/or natural science and evolution.

Essentially, animism is an ancient superstition holding that not only is all of nature and/or matter animated — including both living and non-living things — but that the animating force or spirit conveys power and influence. Western New Age occult-pantheism speaks of the animating spirit of evolution as the angel Lucifer, while its secular counterpart, scientific materialism speaks of miracle-producing ‘thinking’ energies or even the seething energies of Lucifer that subject everything to change, cause matter to think, choose, and act; cause god to emerge from cosmos, animate and inform memes, genes, chance, causation, determinism, DNA, chemicals and neurons, for example.

Furthermore, all religions and belief systems are true because an animated divine-force suffuses and energizes all things.  By extension of this perverse reasoning, Gaia is alive, and Gnosticism, Satanism, Wicca, Theosophy, and Sharia are true.  This is syncretism (moral relativism), the uniting of good and evil, truth and lie, the holy and the unholy.  R.J. Rushdoony writes:

"Now syncretism is destructive of the human mind, of rationality...(A) man who wants to unite good and evil...has lost the capacity for clear thinking.  His mind is darkened, clouded, fuzzed over, and incompetent....Man, by presuming to be god, has by that act destroyed the possibility of true thinking; from so radically false a premise, no valid conclusion can follow."  ("Why Is Rick Warren Waffling?" Lee Duigon, Chalcedon)

Animism: the Mystical Energy of Matter and Evolution

Enrico Ferri (1856-1926), a prominent socialist of his day, and an Italian criminologist who for many years was the editor of Avanti, a socialist daily. Writing in "Socialism and Religious Beliefs," Ferri excitedly babbles about the miracle-producing ‘thinking’ energies animating nonliving ideological systems such as socialism.  Note that he endows natural or positive science with divine 'choice-making' ability:

"....modern positive science...has substituted the conception of natural causality for the conception of miracles and divinity....I add that not only is Darwinism not contrary to socialism, but that it forms one of its fundamental scientific premises. As Virchow justly remarked, socialism is nothing else than the logical and vital outcome partly of Darwinism and partly of Spencerian evolution."  (www.marxists.org/archive/ferri/1894/religion.htm)

In the following example, Gustav Wetter expounds on the magical force animating, perfecting and informing nonliving thinking or dialectical matter,

"...matter itself continually attains to higher perfection under its own power, thanks to indwelling dialectic...the dialectical materialists attribution of 'dialectic' to matter confers on it, not mental attributes only, but even divine ones." (Dialectical Materialism, Gustav A. Wetter, 1977, p. 58)

 After much thought C.S. Lewis concluded that natural science and its primary doctrine evolution is devised not to seek truth but to keep God (and the supernatural half of reality) out:

More disquieting still is Professor D.M.S. Watson’s defense. “Evolution itself,” he wrote, “is accepted by zoologists not because it has been observed to occur or...can be proved by logically coherent evidence to be true, but because the only alternative, special creation, is clearly incredible.” Has it come to that? Does the whole vast structure of modern naturalism depend not on positive evidence but simply on an a priori metaphysical prejudice. Was it devised not to get in facts but to keep out God?” (CS Lewis, The Oxford Socratic Club, 1944)

As Kierkegaard perceptively observed, natural science and its primary doctrine evolution are the inventions of the sophistical mind of natural man (i.e., America’s ruling class) who worships and serves animated matter and unseen forces rather than the living Holy Creator Who created matter and rational life. For this reason, Lewis’s conclusions placed him squarely among the growing ranks of anti-natural science and evolution blasphemers.

@Linda Kimball

Evolutionary Paganism: the Murderer of Imago Dei

“There is no place in the Humanist worldview for either immortality or God in the valid meanings of those terms. Humanism contends that instead of the gods creating the cosmos, the cosmos, in the individualized form of human beings giving rein to their imagination, created the gods.”     Corliss Lamont, "The Philosophy of Humanism" 1982

As Ellis Washington points out in his brief overview of dialectical materialism, “Secular Humanism is Evolution Atheism,” unless we peer through the worldview lens of dialectical materialism it is impossible for us to understand it, thus we are helpless against its devastating effects. (Washington, Conservative Beacon, Oct. 12, 2013)

Nor is it possible to understand its catastrophic effects on Imago Dei.

What we must understand is that dialectical materialism is a syncretic mixture of pre-flood and post-flood pagan systems updated, revamped and made palatable for modern Westerners and Americans.  Its major ingredients are Hermetic magic, Greek Atomism (physical materialism) and its Eastern pantheist counterparts, Buddhism/Hinduism (spiritualized matter: prakriti), plus alchemical scientism (more magic).

All pagan systems have in common some form of evolution plus transmigration or evolution plus reincarnation. This is because pagan systems are monist, which means that there is just one dimension, an Ultimate Substance consisting of void, matter and mechanical energies (evolution) working on matter pregnant with the possibility of life, spirit, and conscious awareness.

The One Substance is the impersonal, unconscious mind or one-dimensional Reality of which all life and nonlife are aspects in continuity with the One Substance. Thus Hermes Trismegistus taught: As above, so below.

What this means with respect to man is that as he is really just an aspect of the One Substance (unconscious thinking matter in motion) man has no individual soul/spirit (mind). Man is not an individual thinker as the historically unique two-dimensional Biblical worldview teaches. At best he is an aspect of a Collective Communal Consciousness.

In contrast, the Biblical worldview teaches that reality consists of two interfacing, interactive dimensions, the seen or natural and the unseen or supernatural.  In this view man is an embodied spirit as taught by St. Augustine (AD 354-430).  Augustine affirms that as all men are the spiritual image bearers (Imago Dei) of the supernatural Triune God in three Persons, then it logically follows that each man is a person; a trinity of being comprised of soul/spirit (unseen) and body, brain (seen). 

The citadel of the individual soul is spirit (heart).  Spirit is immortal and self-aware.  It can will and think and is responsible for what it wills, thinks, speaks, and acts on while in this world.  

Spirit is the unique property that distinguishes soul from the material body in which it is fully embedded.  In Biblical thought, spirit allows man to spiritually transcend the natural dimension in order to access the third Heaven.  By way of prayer and petitions the spirit of man’s mind allows him to enter into a personal relationship with the Spirit of God.  Through this relationship, spirit is renewed over time, thus enabling man to more perfectly orient the manner of his thoughts, passions, words and actions in this world in preparation for eternity in Paradise.    

In Christian thought, a person is a spirit (self) and personality is the total individuality of the spirit.  Without spirit there is no ‘self,’ hence no person. 

The key to personal liberty in the natural or sensory half of reality is man’s spiritual liberty contrasted against a genetically pre-programmed animal-like orientation.  Animals have souls but not spirits, the basis of intelligence, sensitivity, imagination, self-consciousness, reflection back and forward into time, and the capacity for truth and moral goodness.  

A person is uniquely free because he can spiritually transcend his material brain to access the Spirit of the Lord as Paul affirms: 

Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Cor. 3:17) 

Vishal Mangalwadi, India’s foremost Christian intellectual observes that this historically unique concept of man as Imago Dei gave birth to the “belief in the unique dignity of human beings,” and this is the force,

“…that created Western civilization, where citizens do not exist for the state but the state exists for the individual.  Even kings, presidents, prime ministers, and army generals cannot be allowed to trample upon an individual and his or her rights.” (Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations, Mangalwadi, pp. 12-13)    

Dialectical materialism is in every way the antithesis of the Biblical view of two-dimensional reality, God’s Revelations, the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo, Imago Dei, and Christianity, the spiritual and moral foundations of Western civilization for fifteen hundred years.  

For about 80 years now, unsuspecting Americans have been undergoing a stealthy transformation of consciousness to supplant our identity as individual image-bearers of Jehovah God with the Collective Communal Consciousness of dialectical materialism wherein ‘we the people’ are no longer people but impersonal resource material. This is why godless materialist Darwinism has been forced on us in the name of ‘natural science’ and why the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo has become a dirty word. By extension, all of this is why evolutionary theism is an abomination brought into the whole body of the Church by compromising clergy.

 In George Orwell’s dystopian novel, ‘1984,’ he tells us that as Big Brother (dialectical materialists) is in the business of eradicating individual thinkers it has criminalized ‘thought:’

Thought crime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for awhile....but sooner or later they were bound to get you.” George Orwell, 1984

 After analyzing dialectical materialism, Vishal Mangalwadi concludes that Marxist dialectical materialism, or scientific socialism, is very similar to Eastern pantheist nihilism but dressed in ‘scientific’ clothing. 

Nihilism or non-belief in one’s own soul/spirit is the logical assumption if the supernatural Holy God in three Persons does not exist.  Nihilism is spiritual, intellectual, and moral suicide, yet for the last two hundred years in W. Europe and 80 years here in America, dialectical materialists and like-minded confederates have been moving the West and America closer and closer to denial of soul/spirit: Imago Dei.

 Czarist Orthodox Catholic Russia was the science laboratory where devilish materialists conducted experiments on humans in furtherance of their goal to murder Imago Dei.   After seizing control, Marxist ‘mind-conditioners’ utilized propaganda of the lie, re-education tactics with major emphasis on Darwinism (more lies), revision of history (more lies), and other confusion-inducing, mind-and-thought-control techniques in connection with brain-altering drugs, electro-shock therapy, physical and spiritual torment, and other brutal measures to,

 “...liquidate all expressions of individual identity in favor of an impersonal collective, communal consciousness.” (The Book that Made Your World, Vishal Mangalwadi, p. 74)

 Examples of dialectical materialist/pantheist nihilism disguised as ‘science’:

1.  With B.F. Skinners’ behaviorism there is neither living Jehovah God nor soul/spirit. Human beings are chemicals turned into psychochemical machines determined by environment, chemistry, chance, and cultural conditioning.

2. Richard Dawkins mystical “thinking” memes plant thoughts in the grey matter of psychochemical organisms that are fatalistically determined by DNA. 

3. Cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett claims there really is no you, that soul, spirit and will are illusions caused by chemical interactions in the brain while his partner in nihilism, naturalist Tom Wolfe proclaims,

 “Sorry, but your soul just died.” (The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Case for the Existence of the Soul, Beauregard and O’Leary, p. 4)

For more than eighty years dialectical materialist pantheists have been waging war on Jehovah God, creation ex nihilo, and Imago Dei in furtherance of their agenda to transform the consciousness of Americans.

Mangalwadi argues that it is already the case that for increasing numbers of contemporary Americans the death of Jehovah God has made it impossible for them to affirm the existence of the human self with the consequence of a spreading tidal wave of madness, despair, murder, suicide, lawlessness, and chaos.  Those who have already converted to Zen Buddhism or similar natural philosophies actively seek the annihilation of their souls through drugs, Tantric sex, yoga, and meditation. As with contemporary Hindu gurus, some initiates are desperately trying to merge their individual consciousness with the void.

Western and American evolutionary pagans have nearly succeeded in taking Jehovah God away and replacing Him with nihilist Darwinian materialism. In their darkened minds they have conceptually reduced His spiritual image-bearers to less than nothing.  Every day they teach monstrous lies as scientific fact.  They have deliberately corrupted Westerners and Americans, and brutally ridicule and demonize anyone who dares speak truth to their lies. By these means they set have set Western and American civilization adrift in infinite nothingness.

 @Linda

Methodological Naturalism & Evolution: Signs of Man's Fall into Idolatry and Paganism

"Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall." Proverbs 16:18

In "Against the Heathen," early Church Father Athanasius reveals that pride and haughtiness preceded man's fall into idolatry and paganism. A haughty spirit led them to make light of the higher order knowledge of God, and deliberately disregarding what they knew to be true they began to seek in preference knowledge and other things in the lower or natural dimension. Thus they fell into worship of self, sexual pleasures and acquisition of status and things to the living God and higher knowledge.

The truth as to evil said Athanasius,

"....is that it originates, and resides, in the perverted choice of the darkened soul" which, "materialized by forgetting God" and engrossed in lower things, "makes them into gods," and thereby "descends into a hopeless depth of delusion and superstition," whereby "they ceased to think that anything existed beyond what is seen, or that anything was good save things temporal and bodily; so turning away and forgetting that she was in the image of the good God, she no longer... sees God the Word after whose likeness she is made; but having departed from herself, imagines and feigns what is not (and then) advancing further in evil, they came to celebrate as gods the elements and the principles of which bodies are composed...." (Against the Heathen, New Advent)

Having descended into self-deception and superstition they imagined that "all that exists" is the natural dimension; void, primordial matter, animated natural powers, forces, energies and deterministic laws, all of which they celebrated and attributed miraculous powers to.  This lower order knowledge became the basis of both natural science and natural religion. So for example, with the Egyptians' self-created Sun-God Ra, the divine abyss or One Substance out of which he evolved is Nu — primordial matter:

"I came into being from primordial matter...I made all the forms under which I appeared by means of (or out of) the god-soul which I raised up out of Nu (i.e., the primeval abyss of water.) (The Long War Against God, Dr. Henry Morris, p. 243)

This is pagan naturalism, or in modern terminology, scientific materialism and/or methodological naturalism. Like the ancient pagan seedbed out of which it emerged, naturalism teaches a one-dimensional view of reality that excludes the supernatural dimension: the living Holy God, soul/spirit; angels, heaven and hell.   Only the natural dimension exists, thus evolutionary materialist Dr. Scott Todd wrote in the science journal 'Nature:'

"Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such a hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic." (Naturalism in the Light of Reality, Robert Gurney, creation.com, June 14, 2012)

Early last century, Hugh Elliot triumphantly described our age of natural science as an age of materialism:

Ours is a scientific age, and it may be said with truth that we are all materialists now.” (Darwin Day in America, John G. West, xiv)

Materialism is of the pagan worldview of monism held in common by pantheism and spiritualism and dates back to pagan antiquity and was or is taught by all non-biblical thought systems including Baha’i, Scientology, Eastern Hinduism, Buddhism and Mormonism. 

Joseph Smith taught that matter is eternal and the Mormon God, having no power to create ex nihilo, merely reorganizes eternally existing elements:

 “Since Mormons believe that the elements are eternal, it follows that they deny the ex nihilo creation.” (Encyclopedia of Mormonism 1:400) 

As the constant companion of materialist systems is evolution, it is no surprise that Smith espoused evolutionary thinking:

 “…you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves…the same as all Gods have done before you, namely by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one…” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp. 345-47)

Greek Stoics and Epicureans were materialist monists and these two schools of natural science and evolution held the ancient world of thought well into the Roman Empire.  Epicureanism reigns supreme in our own ‘age of science’ through methodological naturalism and/or scientific materialism.

The pagan philosopher Epicurus (342-270 B.C.) believed in an infinite number of parallel universes or multiverse theories in the words of contemporary pagan materialists such as Royal Astronomer Lord Martin Rees.

Neo-pagan materialism is an ancient superstition revised and revamped for our “age of science.”  Its’ nihilistic view holds that everything is a property of matter in motion, thus it teaches that life and even rational life must have evolved from eternally existing matter or non-life bearing chemicals. Not only is mind (spirit) a property of matter but earth is one entire organism whose organs are the various races and nations of men.  (Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics, Chapter II: The Constitution of Man as a Political Organism)

Not only is the earth alive and evolving upward on evolution’s magical escalator to the mystical, magical Omega, but so too are the Bible, Christianity, history and society, for they also are living entities in a continuous state of change. And man? In a modified conception of ancient Greek Atomism’s dehumanizing view of man, dialectical materialism states that man is nothing but:

“…a colonial aggregation of cells,” and to “consider him an individual would be an error.”

Man--the aggregate of cells-- is nothing but an extension of society, history, and earth. (ibid, Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics)

 Scientific materialists from Julien de la Mettrie (1709-51) and Paul Henri Thiery to Baron D’Holbach (1723-89) all agreed that mind (soul/spirit) is the property of matter in motion and man nothing but a machine. La Mettrie speculated that the rational life of machine-man is entirely determined by physical causes that run the gamut from raw meat, to climate, blood circulation, and gender. Genetic inheritance, posits la Mettrie, causes machine-man to think bad thoughts and commit crime. (Darwin Day in America, John G. West, pp. 16-18)

This view casts parents, skin color, gender, political affiliation, and even ‘thoughts’ into the role of “first cause” and would later manifest in the belief that State ‘experts,’ or Hillary’s “village” experts should have the ‘scientific’ control over and the politically correct programming of the minds of children lest they think wrong thoughts and commit genetically-caused hate crime such as homophobia, racism, xenophobia and conservatism.

Even worse: they may commit the blasphemy of being anti-scientific and evolution.

Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827) viewed scientific materialism as not only the pursuit of God-like omniscience but of the Holy Grail itself-—power to create a New Man.

If an intelligence could grasp,

 “…at a given instant...all the forces by which nature is animated” proclaimed Laplace, it could devise a mathematical formula that would predict everything that would ever happen, and “nothing would be uncertain, and the future, like the past, would be open to its eyes.”

Scientists should reduce everything in the universe to mechanical laws that could be expressed in terms of mathematics, advised Laplace, for the promise of such knowledge was incredible power...even over life and mind itself. (ibid, p. 20)

Herbert Spencer, Fechner, Lotze, Wundt, and pantheist Ernst Haeckel, inventor of the scientism dictum-—ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny-—all agreed that life and mind are properties of matter. Haeckel moreover imagined ether to be the primitive life-making substance which, as was the case with the primitive fire of the Stoics, changed one part of itself into inert mass while the other part became the active evolutionary principle. Today, many scientists routinely resort to Haeckel’s postulate without ever inquiring into its mystical pantheist implications.

Haeckel would later write,

Pantheism teaches that God and the world are one...pantheism is...an advanced conception of nature (and) a polite form of atheism.” The truth of pantheism, confessed Haeckel, “lies in its destruction of the dualist antithesis of God...” The godless world system being constructed, said Haeckel, “substantially agrees with the monism or pantheism of the modern scientist.” (Monism, Ernst Haeckel, www.pantheist.net/)

During the century to follow, Charles Darwin (1809-82) helped spread new pagan materialism/methodological naturalism to the masses. As Stephen Jay Gould argues,

Darwin applied a consistent philosophy of materialism to his interpretation of nature, “and “the ground of all existence; mind, spirit, and God (are reduced to) neural complexity.” (ibid, Darwin Day, p. 41)

Darwin received the idea of evolution from his pantheist grandfather Erasmus Darwin. However, neither man is the originator of evolution.  Ancient pagans are.  This is the conclusion reached by Henry Fairfield Osborn, longtime director of the American Museum of Natural History.  In the introduction to his history of evolutionism Osborn wrote:   

When I began the search for anticipations of the evolutionary theory…I was led back to the Greek natural philosophers and I was astonished to find how many of the pronounced and basic features of the Darwinian theory were anticipated even as far back as the seventh century B.C.” (From the Greeks to Darwin, p. xi)

In his updated version of ancient pagan nature science and evolutionary thinking, Darwin argues that natural selection and the laws of heredity (mystical energies and deterministic fates) acting on matter produced mind, morality, and civilization. By describing how (mystical) natural mechanisms caused the complexity of life to emerge from matter, Darwin helped transform neo-pagan materialism from a fantastically bizarre tale told by power-mad Prometheans on the fringe of society to a hallowed scientism principle enshrined and worshipped by modern methodological materialists, like-minded ‘scientifically enlightened’ Westerners and evolutionary theists such as John Polkinghorne. 

Having discarded the supernatural dimension (higher things of God), Polkinghorne has recast supernatural Christianity as a natural theology grounded in evolution and a sophisticated conception of dual-aspect monism that reduces God to the role of engine starter, meaning God lit the fuse of the Big Bang.  

 Social Darwinism, Progressivism, Socialism, Marxist Communism, Nazism, Secular Humanism, Transhumanism and today’s holistic green pantheism and New Age conceptions of spiritual communism are developed out of scientific materialism.

Of these, Marxist Communism (dialectical materialism) is considered to be the most highly developed philosophy of materialism. It rests on three fundamental metaphysical presuppositions:

1. Dialectical Matter: The Ultimate One Substance which, though non-living, non-intelligent, and non-conscious, nevertheless somehow possesses the emergent properties of life, mind, consciousness, and soul.  Dialectical matter is ‘divine’ ‘thinks’ ‘chooses,’ and ‘acts.’

2. Evolution: Since Marxist dialectic requires a theory with clashes (thesis and antithesis) and leaps (synthesis), Marxist oriented scientists and like-minded thinkers have all but abandoned vulgar Darwinism and instead embraced punctuated equilibrium:

Many people confound dialectic with the theory of evolution,” noted G. Plekhanov. “Dialectic is, in fact, a theory of evolution. But it differs profoundly from the vulgar (Darwinian) theory of evolution.” (Fundamental Problems of Marxism, 1929, p. 145)

3. Big Bang/Spontaneous Generation: An offshoot of specifically Darwinian thought accepted unreservedly by Marxists as their dialectic requires a strictly materialist explanation for the origin of life from non-living matter. In the words of M.A. Leonov:

Marxist philosophical materialism remains beyond all doubt that at some time or other in the remote past, life must have arisen from non-living matter.” (Outline of Dialectical Materialism, 1948, p. 494) 

The Unresolvable Problem: the Origin of Life

In modern ‘scientific’ terms, the idea that life emerged from spontaneously generated brute matter in much the same way as Ra spontaneously created himself from primordial matter is called abiogenesis.   

However, abiogenesis is such an embarrassment that today some methodological naturalists such as SETI researcher Paul Davies and Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the DNA molecule, have abandoned it in favor of panspermia.  Panspermia is the ridiculous notion that life on earth was accidentally seeded by meteorites or perhaps by highly evolved space brothers who for billions of years have been guiding the evolution of men.  This notion was favored by Arthur C. Clarke in his science fiction novel, “Childhood’s End.”  A variation on this theme was advanced recently by Davies who has written seriously about the possibility of “alien bioengineering.”  (An Alien Code Close to Home: Seeking ET Beyond the Radio Silence, Astrobiology Magazine, Jeremy Hsu, 10/27/2011) 

Equally silly is Francis Crick’s theory called “directed panspermia,” the notion that life on earth began when space brothers sent a rocket ship containing spores to seed the earth.  Crick admits however that his theory only pushes the unresolvable problem of the origin of life out into deep space: 

This scenario still leaves open the question of who designed the designers (aliens) ---how did life originally originate?” (Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature, Crick, 1981) 

Methodological naturalism (materialist monism) and evolutionary conceptions are not signs of higher order thinking lending itself to greater heights of development but rather of the fall of Western and American civilization into the lower order knowledge of paganism that reappeared in the heart of Christendom during the Renaissance. 

In “The Abolition of Man” (1974) C.S. Lewis points out that the Renaissance reawakened a magical view of the world closely connected with pagan Gnostic sectarianism, Hermetic magic, astrology, Eastern pantheism and alchemical scientism.  Accompanying all of this was evolution, occultism, Epicureanism, reincarnation and karma.

Evolution is both the antithesis of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo and the primary doctrine of both Eastern pantheism and Western scientific materialism, and early on Lewis understood that both movements were merely two sides of the same pagan revival.  Thus he argued that pantheism and materialism are not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies united against the supernatural Holy God, His Revelation, creation ex nihilo, unchanging truth and moral law, and Christian-based civilization. 

What this means is that methodological naturalism, evolution, abiogenesis, chance, natural selection, multiverse and panspermia theories are but seven contemporary adaptations of the ancient pagan idolatry into which our ancestors fell.  These seven are just a few examples of a whole host of fallacies derived from modern natural science and evolutionary thinking that have permeated the post-Christian West and American society giving birth to a ‘new’ pagan religion of evolutionary science and natural theology dressed in Christian terminology.

Pride goes before a fall, thus like our pagan ancestors proud naturalists have forgotten that this world, the entire cosmos-—its elements, dark matter, quarks and all else-—is passing away and will ultimately be subjected to a cleansing fire just prior to its renewal. In this light methodological naturalism and its primary doctrine evolution is but fallacious lower order knowledge of this world and cosmos in its present but passing state and brings no comfort to the soul. It cannot save and deliver the soul.

It is a tragic sign of our inverted age that lower order knowledge is elevated over ‘higher order knowledge that saves’----Christian theology in general and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in particular.

Our Savior warned us to strive to enter in at the strait gate (Luke 13: 24) and only the higher order knowledge of our Lord will allow us to enter in at that gate.

@Linda Kimball

The Bewitching Power behind the Religion of Evolutionary Paganism

In “Reflections on the Psalms” C.S. Lewis writes that if the Divine call,

“…does not make us better, it will make us very much worse.  Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst.  Of all created beings the wickedest is one who originally stood in the immediate presence of God.”   (The Quotable Lewis, Wayne Martindale & Jerry Root, Editors, p. 192) 

In agreement with Lewis, Matthew Henry identifies both Lucifer and tepid, indecisive, weak, or apostate clergy as falling stars.  Having ceased to be ministers to Christ, they become ministers of the devil and let “loose the powers of hell against the churches of Christ.”  (Concise Commentary) 

Under the guiding hand of apostate clergy the spirit of apostasy began its work right in the heart of Christendom, which today is a vast sea of darkness punctuated here and there by small shining lights.  Today however, it is the case that most of the leadership of apostasy comes from post-Christian America, and this is why so very many churches over and across the entire denominational spectrum are becoming like cisterns without living water.   

Speaking for apostate clergy stretching back to the Renaissance, Jesus Seminar apostates openly confess: 

It is no longer credible to think that there is a God ‘out there.”  (The Paganization of Biblical Studies, Dr. Peter Jones, crossroad.to, 2007)  

Apostate clergy reject the supernatural God the Father Almighty in three Persons who though He upholds the souls of men and maintains life and creation, His substance is not within nature (space-time dimension) as pantheism maintains, but outside of it.  This is the meaning of the ‘God out there.’

From the Renaissance to our own age apostate clergy have been deconstructing Christian theism and with the emergence of evolutionary theory dressing neo-pagan evolutionary materialism and spiritually pantheist nature religions in Christian clothing in an attempt to overhaul the Christian faith.

Embraced by modern apostate clergy and considered one of New Zealand’s foremost thinkers, the Presbyterian apostate Lloyd Geering is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University in New Zealand.  Dr. Jones writes that Geering’s books are promoted as programmatic essays for the future earth community from the point of view of Christian apostasy and neo-pagan evolutionary religion.  According to Geering, tomorrow’s culture will be post-Christian, global and religiously pagan. 

Jones notes the remarkable similarity of Geering’s agenda to that found in the ex-Roman Catholic apostate Thomas Berry, “The Great Work,” which is working its way through both biblical texts and the texts of the U.N.’s global programs.   

Geering posits that tomorrow’s culture will be post-Christian,

“...because evolution proves that human beings, as they evolved, created language, then symbols, then religious explanations.  The most recent human religious inventions are the monotheistic divine Creator of all things, and the dualism between the spiritual realm of a God who is believed to really exist, and the realm of created life.”  Christian theology calls this the supernatural Creator/natural creature distinction, but according to Geering, “The other-world of the dualistic picture…has been slowly dissolving from Western consciousness…through the most serious condemnation of traditional monotheism…by feminist thought.”  Feminist thinkers have shown that “the transfer of the seat of sacred power from the earth to the heavens, and the demise of the earth mother occasioned by the victory of the heavenly father, upset the balance of values in the gender relationship (which) in the pre-monotheistic cultures…were conceived to be in a state of complementary harmony.”  In other words, the ‘God out there’ created only two distinct but complementary sexes, male and female and this upset the pagan ideal of androgyny.  

 Like the long line of apostates stretching back to the Renaissance, Geering categorically rejects the living, personal God of the Bible:

 “The time for glorifying the Almighty (male) God who supposedly rules is now over.” The end of this supernatural God is so evident that “some future generation may well be moved to discard the Christian calendar entirely, and rename the year 2000 AD as 1 GE, the first year of the global era.  Soon the Lord’s Supper will only signify human fellowship, and Christmas will be a holiday for the celebration of family.” (ibid, Peter Jones)  

Perpetuating the apostasy of his predecessors, spiritual evolutionist and Vedanta prophet Ken Wilber, a Mahayana Buddhist from a Christian background, teaches "integral spirituality." A popular author whose teachings have been avidly studied by world leaders, politicians (i.e. Bill Clinton and Al Gore), scholars, writers, artists, musicians, spiritual teachers and pop culture icons, Wilber combines evolution with the world's nature religions, morals, and Eastern and Western philosophy so as to establish a universal spirituality.

A panentheist, Wilber imagines that the entire universe is God evolving from matter through billions of years toward de Chardin's 'Omega Point.' Having evolved from 'nothing' man now evolves toward total god-consciousness, and in this way, the imaginary god is in process of becoming while evolution becomes conscious of itself.

A form of Christianized-Vedanta pantheism is already here, said Dr. Peter Jones:

"Evolutionary Christianity" is producing the longed-for and much-prophesied synthesis, namely, the union of science and spirituality.... Evolutionary Christianity is a variant of Wilber's 'Theory of Everything,' a worldview of (Vedanta monism) that claims to explain everything through the notion of human evolution into a non-dual divine. Michael Dowd, the ex-Evangelical now evangelist for evolution (agrees) with Bishop's Spong's post-theistic Christianity (and) declares supernatural other-worldly religion will die out for a post-metaphysical natural religion." (Normalizing Necromancy: Tempting the Church to Talk with the Dead, Worldview Weekend, 1/23/12)

Jones adds that Evolutionary Christianity is an online gathering place for:

"....evangelical theistic evolutionists, 'progressive' Emergent Christian leaders, radical post-theistic Christian liberals, Christian non-dual mystics, pro-homosexual ministers, radical religious feminists, and recognized evolutionary scientists. Some are deeply influenced by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and pagan "geologians" such as Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme."

The underlying framework of religious evolutionary pantheism is naturalism, the assumption that only the natural dimension exists therefore living creatures created themselves. The supernatural dimension and the living, personal God who exists there does not exist, nor do Hell and the devil and his evil minions.

In his refutation of evolution, Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D., FM, writes that evolution rests on the assumption that ‘nothing’ gave rise to ‘something’ at an alleged ‘big-bang,’ non-life bearing chemicals gave rise to life, single-celled organisms gave rise to multiple celled organisms, invertebrates gave rise to vertebrates, ape-like creatures gave rise to man; non-life-bearing, non-intelligent, amoral matter gave rise to intelligence and morality, man’s yearnings gave rise to religions, etc. (Refuting Evolution, Sarfati, creation.com)

Evolutionary pantheism builds off of naturalism and rests primarily on the work of the apostate priest Teilhard de Chardin and his quasi-Hindu idea.  Teilhard was a Hermetic magician and alchemist who held that after millions of years of evolution a divine substance finally emerged from matter thereby spiritualizing and divinizing all matter.  But since evolution is always in motion, then this pantheist nature deity is born by progressive unfolding.  As the world progresses the deity progresses.  As the world acquires perfection, the deity acquires perfection.  Moreover, man is a necessary step in the evolution of deity.  Just as man evolved from the ape, deity comes from man, thus man, according to Teilhard, can achieve a form of Godhood or a high level of spiritual oneness called the Omega Point:

This was an evolutionary process that everyone could attain through discipline and dedication to the path of enlightenment.” (Reflections on the Omega Point, Frank Tipler, omegapoint.org)

Nihilism underlies evolutionary naturalism just as it does all permutations of  evolutionary pantheist religion because none have a source for life, consciousness, and man's being, hence all are merely different expressions of nihilism.

Belief in evolution is a remarkable spiritual phenomenon that has swept the West and America. Despite its devilish nihilism, it is passionately defended by the atheist scientific establishment, academia, the controllers of the education establishment and apostate clergy as fiercely as Gollum defended his ‘precious,’ the One Ring of power forged by the evil Dark Lord Sauron.  The purpose of the One Ring was to gain dominion over the minds and souls of the free people of Middle Earth: "One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."   So powerfully seductive was the ring that in most cases just one look was all it took to bewitch the beholder who thereafter sought by any means to become its owner despite that it meant his doom.

Like the One Ring, there is a cunning, malevolent intelligence behind evolution that bewitches, controls and binds.

@Linda Kimball

The Devil in Our Age of Apostasy

In “The Spiritist Fallacy,” a penetrating analysis of the Luciferian Theosophy and Spiritism overtaking Western civilization, the highly respected French traditionalist metaphysician Rene Guenon explained that the theories of William James (1842-1910), the father of American psychology, are examples of unconscious Satanism for two reasons.   First, James theory of “religious experience” as a manifestation of the “subconscious” by which man communicates with the Divine “within” is only one step away from “condoning the practices of spiritism” (contact with spirits) with the further consequence of conferring on evil spirits an “eminently religious character.”

Second, the notion that the subconscious puts man in contact with the Divine Substance “within” puts God,

“…in the inferior states of being, in feris in the literal sense of this expression.  This then is a properly ‘infernal’ doctrine, a reversal of universal order, which is precisely what we call ‘Satanism.’  Guenon adds, “The devil is not only terrible, he is often grotesque…” (pp. 258-262)

Building off of James satanically oriented theories, the renowned psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961) taught that the psyche (soul) consists of two main systems:  a personal unconscious and a deeper more significant layer which he called the collective unconscious with what he identified as archetypes.   Jung held that archetypes were innate, unconscious and universal.

Jung’s system incorporates Darwin’s materialist theory of evolution together with spiritual conceptions of evolution, reincarnation, Gnostic conceptions of Divine One Substance, ancient Egyptian Hermetic magic and various other occult doctrines and psycho-spiritual technologies from around the world.

Jung delved deeply into the occult, practiced necromancy (spiritism) and had daily contact with familiar spirits which he called archetypes because he believed they were manifestations of powers innate in the collective unconscious.  

Much of Jung’s psychological insight was acquired from his familiar spirits, particularly Philemon and Basilides.  Philemon appeared to Jung in humanoid body with wings and the head of a horned bull.    At first Jung thought his spirit familiars (demons) were manifestations of his own psyche, but toward the end of his life he realized with horror that Philemon, Basilides and the many other spirit entities that were a common feature of his life were in fact highly intelligent hostile beings independent of human consciousness.   Speaking of Philemon, Jung said:

Philemon represented a force which was not myself…..I held conversations with him, and he said things which I had not consciously thought.    For I observed clearly that it was he who spoke, not I….Psychologically, Philemon represented superior insight.  He was a mysterious figure to me.   At times he seemed to me quite real, as if he were a living personality.  I went walking up and down the garden with him, and to me he was what the Indians call a guru.”  (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Carl Jung, p. 183, cited from PsychoHeresy: C.G. Jung’s Legacy to the Church, PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries)

Jung uses the name Abraxas to describe the impersonal Gnostic pleroma (i.e., impersonal World Spirit, Brahman) out of which mind and then other mental powers emerged.  The word Abraxas is found in esoteric Gnostic texts such as the Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit and also in the Greek Magical Papyri.

In 1916 Jung received revelations from his demon familiars during the (automatic) writing of a Gnostic treatise called The Seven Sermons to the Dead.   This text, which describes Abraxas as a “God” higher than the Christian God and devil that combines all opposites into one Being, has been labeled a core text in depth psychology. 

Underlying Jung’s demon-derived Gnostic “transpersonal and depth psychology” is the age-old technology of alchemy and its magical meaning: the ancient Egyptian Hermetic Principle of the correlation of the Divine Substance (Abraxas) with the mind of man, “As above, so below.”   The Hermetic principle is symbolized by the Oroboros---the great chain of being, cosmic tree of life or with Darwin the tree of life.  In modern Luciferian theosophical thought for example, the Oroboros “above” (Abraxas) corresponds to a number of different astral planes and sub-planes comprising the habitations of all supernatural entites,

“….the locale of gods and demons, the void where the thoughtforms dwell, the region inhabited by spirits of the air and other elements, and the various heavens and hells with their angelic and demonic hosts…With the help of ritual procedures, trained persons believe that they can ‘rise on the planes,’ and experience these regions in full awareness.” (Beyond the Body: The Human Double and the Astral Planes, Benjamin Walker, 1974, pp. 117-8) 

As a powerful occult symbol, the Oroboros is the seething power, creative and/or evolutionary impulse or energy of the serpent (devil) figuratively depicted as either a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. 

The serpent’s body is depicted as the Great Chain of Being or the Cosmic Tree of life.   Thus the serpent’s body (Tree of Life) with its’ supposed multiple dimensions and life-giving serpent power not only powers the World Spirit or Abraxas (collective unconscious with its archetypes) but reaches into the psyche, or with James the ‘subconscious’ and with Jung the ‘personal unconscious’, stirring imagination and conferring psychic powers and divinity (you can be as God).   

The Apostle Paul neither speaks of cosmic trees and the gods and demons supposedly dwelling there in their respective heavens and hells nor of the collective unconscious with its archetypes but of fallen angels, the hostile “spirits of wickedness under the heavens” (Eph. 6:12) and their chief, “the prince of the powers of the air.” (Eph. 2:2)   

According to Paul, fallen angels are dispersed in a multitude throughout the whole expanse of sky which is visible to us---the dwelling place for the host of fallen angels cast down from heaven as well as for the whole host of demons.   This means that Jung’s Abraxas (collective unconscious with its archetypes) is actually the expanse of sky under the heavens where fallen angels and demons dwell and which supposedly connects the body of the snake to the mind of man and up which he or she ascends upon the occult Path of Life or Western Magical Way (spiritual evolution) through ritual practice of psycho-spiritual technologies (i.e., Reiki, Alpha Course, Silva Method, channeling, yogic trance, musical ecstasy) to reach divine status and gain psychic powers.

This brings us back to Rene Guenon who explained that the theories of William James (1842-1910) and by extension Carl Jung’s demon derived theory of collective unconscious with its archetypes (basis of Jung’s transpersonal and depth psychology) are examples of unconscious Satanism.   The infernal idea that by “going within” the “subconscious” (James) or “personal unconscious” (Jung) man can become one with the Divine “within” is only one step away from “condoning the practices of spiritism” (contact with spirits) with the further consequences of conferring on evil spirits an “eminently religious character” and becoming oppressed and possessed by them.

Today most psychologists, being heavily influenced by Jung’s demon-derived theories, insist that what they call “paranormal experiences” (i.e., Ouija board communications, voices speaking into one’s mind, terrifying apparitions) are perhaps hallucinations caused by the powers of human imagination or representations of interplay between the left and right hemispheres of the brain and/or the therapeutic release of unconscious repressions.

However, there are increasing numbers of psychologists and psychiatrists who now frankly affirm their belief in evil spirits and their ability to oppress and possess human beings.  In his classic, “Channeling,” Jon Klimo quotes psychiatrist Ralph B. Allison who says,

I have come to believe in the possibility of spirit possession….by demonic spirits from satanic realms, and that’s an area I don’t care to discuss or be a part of…” (Klimo, Channeling, p. 182 from America: The Sorcerer’s New Apprentice, Hunt & McMahon, p. 161)

In his bestselling books, “The Road Less Traveled” and “People of the Lie” M. Scott Peck chronicles his odyssey from vague identification with Buddhist and Islamic mysticism to an intellectual assent of “God” and “Satan.”  Peck refers to two specific cases of exorcism that convinced him of the reality of demon possession.  Declaring that he had “personally met Satan face to face,” Peck explained:

When the demonic finally spoke….an expression appeared on the patient’s face that could be described only as Satanic.  It was an incredibly contemptuous grin of utter hostile malevolence. (In the second case) when the demonic finally revealed itself….it was with a still more ghastly expression.   The patient suddenly resembled a writhing snake….viciously attempting to bite the team members.” (ibid, p. 162)

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12 "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day..." Ephesian 6:13-14 

The corollary to our age of apostasy is the rapid spread of satanic psycho-spiritual technologies.  Many of America’s largest, most powerful corporations with branches in numerous countries have redefined occult psycho-spiritual technologies as the latest techniques for creative thinking, speed reading and personal success and business performance.    Following on the heels of the mind-altering substances flooding our schools are yoga and channeling.   Children are being taught to “go within” and contact their spirit guides.   Spiritual formation classes (satanic psycho-spiritual technologies redefined as the traditional contemplative prayer that originated with certain Church Fathers, was practiced by St. Augustine, certain Reformers and Catholics) are taught in Hybels and Rick Warrens goatish mega-churches where earthly bread, yoga and musical ecstasy draped by a limp cross are usual offerings.   Then there is the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) that emerged from the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement.  Its’ Super Apostles (2 Cor. 11:13) channel ‘spirits,’ thus they are “enlightened elements” who claim that they have been given authority by the Spirit of “God” to build a kingdom of “God” on earth---a unified and/or pluralistic Global Church.    All of this spiritual rot is quickly filtering into undiscerning contemporary-minded Christian churches. 

The common thread running through all of this is the mind of the same fallen angel who tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden with the words, “Ye shall be as Gods” (Gen. 3:5) but now seduces with the words, “go within.”

 @Linda Kimball

Technological Singularity: Hermetic Magic + Alchemy + Sci Fi = Becoming like God

Trans-humanist Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at  Google claims that by 2100 the biological parts of our body will be replaced with  mechanical parts and in just over 30 years, humans will become digitally immortal by uploading their entire minds to computers  - an event  called singularity.  (We'll be uploading our entire MINDS to computers by 2045 and our bodies will be  replaced by machines within 90 years, Google expert claims, Victoria Woollaston, 19 June 2013, dailymail.co.uk)

In Romans 1:25, the Apostle Paul describes the only two options available in response to questions concerning the ultimate origin of the cosmos and life.  These two are worship of the living Creator or worship of His creation.    At the foundation of the technological singularity is the latter: naturalism and/or monism, which refers to the view that nature (or matter) is the Ultimate Substance of which the universe and all life are made, thus “all is one.”    The ancient Babylonians,  Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Aztecs and modern Latter Day Saints in the West and in the east, Buddhists and Hindus are for example, naturalists.  In this view there is but one realm (the material or natural) as opposed to Judeo-Christianity’s creation ex nihilo model with its two interacting realms: natural and supernatural.

Kurzweil's brand of trans-humanism is a  wild and crazy mix of neo-pagan monism combining an esoteric view of mystical dialectical matter with Hermetic magic ,Mystery Religion, an occult Tree of Life or Great Chain of Being, alchemy, both biological (Darwinian) and spiritual evolutionary conceptions, Eastern pantheism, science fiction and highly-evolved extraterrestrials. 

Whereas the Genesis account speaks of a fall from good (high point), trans-humanism reverses this order.  Everything somehow begins at the bottom--from nothing---and then miraculously evolves up the Tree of Life by its own amazing powers, thereby affirming on one hand that living beings created themselves and on the other, that their spirits are free, meaning untouched by the living, triune God.

 According to this account, billions of years ago there was nothing.   But then through an alchemical process 'something' finally transcended itself, allowing a process of transmutation (what astrophysicists call vacuum fluctuation) of nothing into a singularity (bright light) from which our universe (matter) was born.  After another billion years or so (mystical thinking) atoms, especially carbon atoms, which according to Kurzweil can of themselves create rich information structures, combined and  transcended themselves, allowing for the complex molecules that in turn resulted in physics.   Physics, said Kurzweil, gave rise to (mystical) chemistry.   A billion years later, chemistry transcended itself allowing for another transmutation process, this time of chemistry into a complex (thinking and life-bearing) molecule called DNA, which by its' own dialectic and life-bearing properties could "precisely encode lengthy strings of information" according to Kurzweil, thereby generating living organisms by way of its' information "programs."

 So mystical chemistry transcended itself giving rise to biology:  thinking and life-bearing molecular organisms pregnant with communication and decision networks called nervous systems that over another billion years or so finally transcended themselves allowing for transmutation into brains.  Thus trans-humanists went from nothing, to singularity, to mystical thinking atoms to mystical chemistry to thinking and life-bearing DNA to brains and finally to Kurzweil, et al.

Behind evolutionary biology is an ancient esoteric science, meaning that like all Mystery Religions, both ancient and contemporary, it has both an exoteric or outer meaning for mass consumption and a hidden, or esoteric meaning, for higher initiates like Kurzweil.  Hiding beneath the idea that conscious life will eventually arise from a transmutation-process of something from nothing is the age-old technology of alchemy and its magical or mystical meaning: the Hermetic principle of the macrocosm's  correlation with the microcosm (man), “As above, so below” symbolized by the Singularity and occult tree of life.

Hermes is the father of the magic tradition.  His world-famous magic formula demonstrates the consubstantiality (oneness) of Herme's  divine intellect with the Divine One Substance/Tree of Life (Singularity) above.  In teaching the meaning of the formula to his son Tat he said:

"The intellect, O Tat, is drawn from the very substance of God.  In men, this intellect is God, and so some men are gods and their humanity is near to divinity...If man makes right use of (God's gifts), he differs in no way from the immortals."  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, Thomas Molnar, p. 78)

Hermes Trismegistus had a guru, a teacher called Poimander who taught Hermes that,

"Unless you make yourself equal to God, you cannot understand God, for the like is not intelligible save to the like." (ibid, p. 79)

In order for the magic to work, matter (the Singularity, prikriti matter, World Spirit or Divine One Substance) must either pre-exist or have come into being from the Big Bang.   In either scenario, all being is at bottom one, or monistic.

 Alchemical trans-humanism is based on a Pelagian view of humanity. Human nature is supposedly good, thus the possibility for evolutionary perfection is always present. Human beings are not flawed by the effects of ethical rebellion against the God of Revelation.  Given the evolutionary outlook, trans-humanism's  self-transcendence (divinization) of mere man becomes a sociological imperative:

At the stage we have reached in scientific research our minds and intelligence will have to surpass themselves and rise to transcendent heights; the human, all-too human, will no longer suffice.” ( Mircea Eliade, The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and  Structures of Alchemy, Dr. Erdmann)

 The self-transcending Hermetic practitioner said Molnar, strives first for separation of the soul from the body (purification), and second, for the spiritualization and divinization of all matter.     Darwin's formula attains the first goal while inventers of theories of spiritual/cosmic evolution made possible the second.

 Molnar writes that travelers on this second highway were characteristically recruited from theology.  Representatives are:

"Bergson, Laberthonniere, Le Roy, Blondel, Bloch, Teilhard de Chardin, Heidegger, Bultmann, Karl Rahner, and numerous others..."  (God and the Knowledge of Reality, p. 133)

With Teilhard's idea, after billions of years of evolution, matter finally transcended itself thus allowing the transmutation of matter into a divine substance.   Now that the One Substance or Singularity is divine, said Teilhard:

"The great affair for modern mankind is to break its way out by forcing some threshold of greater consciousness." Christians should not fear the natural processes of evolution because it brings them inexorably to God and self-deification, "Though frightened for a moment by evolution, the Christian now perceives that what it offers him is...a magnificent means of (being) at one with God..."    (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 590)

Humanist/trans-humanist philosophy, naturalism (monism), Hermetic magic, Cabala, Great Chain of Being, evolution, reincarnation and other forms of occultism were two sides of the same revival of Renaissance paganism underlying the intellectual edifice of modern science. Thus, C.S. Lewis argued in his great masterpiece, That Hideous Strength, occultism and humanistic rationalism are not enemies in principle but rather cooperating philosophies that are united against supernatural Christian theism and Christian civilization.

Lewis underscores this point in "The Abolition of Man:"

"You will even find people who write about the sixteenth century as if Magic were a medieval survival and Science the new thing that came in to sweep it away. Those who have studied the period know better. There was very little magic in the Middle Ages: the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are the high noon of magic. The serious magical endeavour and the serious scientific endeavour are twins: one was sickly and died, the other strong and throve. But they were twins. They were born of the same impulse. I allow that some (certainly not all) of the early scientists were actuated by a pure love of knowledge. But if we consider the temper of that age as a whole we can discern the impulse of which I speak."

In conclusion, the technological singularity symbolizes the deep religious desires of self-perfecting transcendence and self-redemption, thus are incarnations,

“ ...of the ancient, deeply religious endeavor “to become like God” – infinitely wise, omnipotent, autonomous, and immortal." ( The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and  Structures of Alchemy,  Dr. Erdmann)

@Linda Kimball